From Zainab Yusuf, Lagos
Small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria will on today be availed the opportunity of accessing 3.5million pounds sterling UK Aid SME Challenge funds to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
The SME forum for retail and distribution trade will among others provide business solutions to business men and women from various categories of retail markets as well as address challenges.
According to the event organizers, the Chief Executive of The Republic Media Limited, (publishers of Quick News Africa and Sports Republic) Mr Monday Michaels Ashibogwu, the event is being held in collaboration with National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) to deliver value chain solutions for SMEs.
Speakers at the event include Dr Abimbola Agboluaje, an Oxford trained business strategist, Ms Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Alhaji Bature Masari, DG, SMEDAN, Mr Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Mr Christopher Shyers and Kikelomo Koya of GEMS Nigeria Corporate organizations that will be at the event include MTN, Fidelity Bank, GT Bank, Connect Nigeria and Leap Africa.