As part of effort to grow entrepreneurship in the economy, Fidelity Bank Plc is organising a national capacity building virtual workshop for small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
A statement from the bank said the programme is targeted specifically at existing businesses operating in critical sectors of the economy including trade and commerce, manufacturing, hospitality, education, entertainment, transportation and agriculture.
“The programme would assist entrepreneurs across all sectors of the Nigerian economy develop requisite capacity to unlock their full potential and take their businesses to the next level of growth,” the Bank noted.
According to the Fidelity Bank CEO, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, “The programme underscores our long-running support for the growth of small businesses which stems from our recognition of MSMEs as critical agents of economic development and transformation in Nigeria and the world at large.”
Fidelity Bank MD/CEO, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe
The virtual sessions scheduled to take place across the country on a state-by-state basis, with the maiden edition scheduled for Enugu State on January 27, 2021.
According to the statement, the Enugu event is organised in conjunction with the Enugu State Ministry of Trade and Commerce, the Enugu SME Centre, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Nigeria Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) and the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA).
“The Enugu Edition with theme “Funding and Financial Management”, will have in attendance special guests including the First Lady of the state, Monica Ugwuanyi; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Roban Stores, Robert Anwatu, and the Director of Michelle Laboratories Limited, Chiedozie Atuegwu.”