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Empowering SMEs: Ecobank Nigeria Launches Radio Programme

As part of strategy targeted at empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country, Ecobank Nigeria has launched a radio programme – “Ecobank Business Hour”.

The Head of SME, Ecobank Nigeria, Emeka Agada, says the programme which is being syndicated across 10 radio stations in Nigeria is one of the several initiatives the bank is deploying to equip its SME customers with the right resources to thrive as the programme will also enlighten the public about the various solutions designed by the bank to help businesses.

In a statement, Agada explained that the radio programme being produced by Royal Roots, one of Nigeria’s leading production companies, has already commenced and will be aired for an initial period of 13 weeks, adding that the rich content of the programme  will help entrepreneurs and business managers to upskill and reskill for growth in the new digital landscape.

MD/CEO Ecobank Nigeria,Patrick-Akinwuntan

According to him, “This further underscore our unwavering commitment to supporting and sustaining the development of SMEs in all sectors of the economy. The radio programme promises to be an impactful series and I encourage all small business operators including their customers, friends and family members to set aside time to listen to the programme and get tips on how to grow their businesses.”

Also speaking, Greg Odutayo, Managing Director, Royal Roots, said the program will enable aspiring entrepreneurs understand how to set up and manage successful businesses.  He commended Ecobank for supporting the programme which is capable of generating positive activities in the SME space.

The Business Ecobank Hour which is being anchored by the duo of Greg Odutayo, a presenter, producer and director with over 28 years of professional experience and Helen Ese Emore, an international facilitator, seasoned MSME project development and business coach will run in 10 radio stations including, Inspiration 92.3FM, Lagos, RayPower 106.5FM, Kano, Odenigbo 99.1FM, Obosi, Liberty 91.7FM, Kaduna and PH Family Love 97.7FM, Port Harcourt.

Greg Odutayo, Managing Director, Royal Roots

Some of the topics and issues lined up for the broadcast include- starting a new business, structuring your business and business planning, company registration, funding your business, creating markets for your products, taxes and taxation, digital payments and collections, how to obtain SONCAP and NAFDAC registration for all products and many other relevant topics, in addition to tips on how to access Ecobank’s bouquet of offerings for SMEs.

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