-by our correspondent.
The significance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as the engine of growth for Nigeria’ s economy cannot be understated.
Following the negative effects of the covid-19 pandemic, however, the sector has witnessed severe headwinds.
As part of efforts to help revive the SMEs and the country’s real sector at large, the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria ( CICAN), will bring together captains of Industry and other stakeholders to deliberate on the isues at it’s 2020 edition of the annual workshop in Lagos.
The workshop with the theme ” Effects of COVID-19 on the real Sector/ SMEs Financing” is slated for December 12, 2020 by 10a.m, at 2nd Floor NACIMA Secretariat, 8a, Oba Akinjobi Street, G.R.A, Ikeja.
In a statement, the organising committee of the event said many experts and key industry stakeholders have agreed to attend the workshop.
Some of the expected guests include; the Hon Minister Of Industry, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, the Managing Director / CEO of Nigeria Investment Council Olusegun Awolowo, and the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ( MAN), Engr Munsur Ahmed.
The statement reads that the Director General of National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture ( NACCIMA), Ayola Olukanni, the President of National Association of Small and Enterprises (NASME),:Prince Degun Agbode, and the Managing Director of Bank of Industry ( BOI) among other Captains of Industry are also expected at the event.
According to the statement, Banks’ CEOs present at the workshop will be given opportunity to tell their stories on their financing efforts so far and what they will do in the year 2021.