The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria, says it is working out plans on offering two free automatic digital training for newly registered Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Registrar–General, CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, revealed this when Mr Amu Ogbeide, the Group CEO of Sapphital, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Abubakar said that the training aimed at aiding the speedy growth of SMEs as well as improving them and increasing their competence as business owners.
According to him, the training will be in partnership with Messrs Sapphital.
“Some of the courses will be prioritised under the “SME Digital Academy” which includes Basic Marketing and Sales Techniques and Introduction to Basic Book-Keeping for SMEs.
“Others are Networking Skills-Building Relationships for Success and Micro Insurance and Takaful for Small Business,” he said.
According to Abubakar, such training is being provided to SMEs after being approved by several registries throughout the world.
He said that a joint team was figuring out the logistics to ensure the program launched quickly.
Speaking, Ogbeide stated that the purpose of the trip was to seek collaboration on the SME Digital Academy project.
According to him, the academy was established in 2020 with the intention of empowering, teaching, and elevating MSMEs.
The academy, according to him, offers more than 70 online courses, and thousands of trained MSMEs attended its inaugural virtual graduation in 2021.
According to Ogbeide, Sapphital has so far constructed roughly six academies for the Federal Government as part of its ongoing efforts to assure the development of MSME.