As part to its effort to contribute to economic growth and development, Diamond Bank has partnered with Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) to empower Entrepreneurs with the right skills that will make them key players of Nigeria’s recovery from economic recession.
The partnership is in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an annual event organized by EDC in Nigeria and celebrated in over 160 countries across the world. And as part of its celebration in Nigeria, it started with the Entrepreneurship Walk held simultaneously across other five major cities including Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Nsukka and Abuja on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Chioma Afe, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank, stated that despite the enormous challenges confronting Nigerian entrepreneurs, their contribution in economic growth and development, especially in the MSME space is undeniable.
According to her, Diamond Bank is very passionate about these operators in the economy, noting that in this partnership with EDC “we want to let them know that we treasure and value their roles”.
A statement on the Global Entrepreneurship Week, GEW, affirm that the initiative celebrates the contribution and passion of entrepreneurs that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and contribute significantly to expand human welfare.
“Diamond Bank is at the forefront of promoting entrepreneurship in Nigeria. We are aware that entrepreneurs drive the economy especially at the MSME level. What we are doing with EDC is not just only to celebrate them, but, also, to galvanise them to do more and accelerate economic recovery and stability,” Afe stated.
Speaking further, she pointed that the programmes line-up by the Bank for the week will give entrepreneurs the much needed opportunity for business networking and connectivity.
Topics scheduled for discussion throughout the week in Inspiration FM include, ‘How to be a successful start-up’, ‘Harnessing the Creative Industry’, ‘Exporting Nigerian SMEs’, ‘Revisiting the 3Rs in HR Management’, ‘Innovative ways of Raising Capital’, ‘Social Innovation for growth’ and ‘Celebrating Entrepreneurship’.