Fidelity Bank Plc is set to organise a national capacity building webinar for small medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
The programme is part of deliberate efforts to assist entrepreneurs across all sectors of the Nigerian economy develop requisite capacity to unlock their full potentials and take their businesses to the next level of growth.
Targeted specifically at existing businesses operating in critical sectors of the economy including trade and commerce, manufacturing, hospitality, education, entertainment, transportation and agriculture, these virtual sessions will take place across the country on a state-by-state basis, with the maiden edition slated for Enugu State on January 27, 2021.
The Enugu event is organised in collaboration with the Enugu State Ministry of Trade and Commerce and the Enugu SME Centre; Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN); Nigeria Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) and Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA).
Themed “Funding and Financial Management”, the Enugu Edition will have in attendance special guests including Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, First Lady, Enugu State, Sir Robert Anwatu, Managing Director, Roban Stores, and Mr. Chiedozie Atuegwu, Director, Michelle Laboratories Limited.
Speaking on the event, Fidelity CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said the programme underscores the bank’s long-running support for the growth of small businesses which stems from its recognition of MSMEs as critical agents of economic development and transformation in Nigeria and the world at large.
According to Onyeali-Ikpe, the session aims at providing practical information, skills, and resources to help entrepreneurs become better managers of their businesses. The bank has embarked on virtual SME-based events to adhere to the social distancing guideline essential to promoting the safety of every participant in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Nation reports.