Heritage Bank links SMEs To Economic Growth

Heritage Bank Limited says capacity building is crucial to the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises in the country.
The bank said it would sponsor a one-day capacity building programme for women entrepreneurs to reinforce its belief in small businesses and their importance to economic growth of the country.
The training, tagged ‘Becoming financially fearless’, is being organised by the Genevieve Gathering.
According to Heritage Bank, the programme is part of its commitment to women empowerment in Africa especially Nigeria.
In a statement by the lender, its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, was quoted as saying, “Heritage Bank recognises the importance of women in the society, especially in the economy, and this informs its commitment to women empowerment.
“Our mission is to help women succeed in business and in life. We believe that with the right motivation and resources, more women in Africa and in Nigeria can achieve the enviable success that many women across the world have achieved.
“At Heritage Bank, we have committed ourselves to providing these capacity and resources to empower and motivate women across the country.”
According to the lender, the training borders on how to boost the Nigerian woman’s confidence and also teach her to find a balance between living the life she wants and securing her financial future.
It is aimed at empowering women by helping them to tackle the business and personal finance issues that are specific to them.
Among other things, it provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs, women in business and career-oriented people to benefit from presentations by experts in selected fields, according to the statement.
The statement listed confirmed speakers at the workshop as the former Director-General, Securities Exchange Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh; Co-founder/Group Executive Director, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole; and the Chief Executive Officer, Bestman Games, Nimi Akinkugbe, among others

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