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MTN, SMEDAN Support 35 Million SMEs

As part of efforts to drive economic growth and development, MTN Business has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria to provide business solutions to 35 million SMEDAN-recognised SMEs.
A statement on Tuesday stated that the collaboration would allow SMEs registered with SMEDAN to access an online platform that offers access to market and visibility for their business offerings.
It added that the platform would allow the small businesses to utilise MTN’s broad range of SME-specific technology solutions, as well as discounts on select MTN SME services.
Speaking on the partnership, the General Manger, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Mrs. Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, said, “In line with our next initiative, we continue to seek credible partners in the public and private sectors that share our vision of enabling and inspiring growth amongst SMEs. Collaborating with SMEDAN, Nigeria’s foremost SME advocate, will allow us to reach more SMEs across the country, giving them access to technology as well as other SME-relevant services.
“Because we understand what it takes to grow and sustain a business, we provide growing business solutions designed to meet their unique requirements, helping them to become bigger and better.”
The Director General/CEO of SMEDAN, Alhaji Bature Masari, said, “We are happy to collaborate with MTN Business, Nigeria’s leading ICT solutions provider, on the shared objective of helping small businesses take a huge lead forward via technology. This harmonises with the purpose for which we were established in 2003. It is SMEDAN’s vision to achieve a structured and efficient Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector that will enhance sustainable economic development of Nigeria.”
According to the statement, MTN Business is creating the biggest community of SMEs in Nigeria by getting them listed for free on MTN Y’ello Directory and allowing them to enjoy solutions specially designed for today’s SME.

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