Globacom has concluded plans to provide financial grants to Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the country in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Kamaldeen Shonibare, the company’s Head of Corporate Sales, stated in Lagos, at a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of Business Member Organisations and Cluster Development Organisations.
“The partnership is to radically change lives by moving citizens from grass to grace. This is with a view to making life more abundant through a bulk grant that would be distributed among SMEs and those in the kitchen category comprising plantain and condiments sellers,” Shonibare said.
Shonibare said that Globacom’s strategic partnership with major stakeholders in critical sectors of the economy had given the company valuable experience, which would stand it in good stead in the SMEDAN empowerment programme.
Ike Oraekwuotu, Globacom’s acting Coordinator, Business Solutions, urged SMEs in the country to tap into the proposed partnership to grow their businesses.