Pan-African Bank, Wema Bank Plc said it has kickstarted its fourth edition of business school in Port Harcourt to empower small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the school was established to develop the ability of SMEs in the nation.
According to Dotun Ifebogun, Divisional Head, Retail Business, Wema Bank, Wema SME Business School was established to fill a critical knowledge gap in the SME sector in Nigeria and each edition of the program is held in a different region of the nation to ensure that SMEs from all over the nation can participate and gain from it.
Ifebogun said, “The 4th edition of the Wema SME Business School, which holds in Port Harcourt would impart contemporary business management skills and knowledge to growing businesses operating within the South-South region of the country. We intend to make them champions and successful enterprises, thus supporting the economic growth of the country.”
According to Ifebogun, the initiative would be a meaningful addition to SMEs seeking to scale and strengthen their market positions.
Ifebogun added, “As an SME-friendly bank, we understand that starting and running a business in Nigeria is no small feat, and there are lots of challenges that SMEs face.
“We started the Wema SME Business School to equip them with relevant and practical knowledge that will guide them in the effective running of their businesses and to surmount any challenges that they encounter.
“Through this, we can tackle problems such as poor access to finance, poor market access, technological disruptions, and macroeconomic uncertainty. All in all, we will equip them with fresh ideas and insights that will help them to take their businesses to a higher level.”
The statement said businesses interested in leveraging the opportunity and participating in the Wema SME Business School should register online.