Etisalat Announces Winners of EasyBusiness Millionaires Hunt
Etisalat Nigeria has announced winners of the Season Two of Easy Business Millionaires Hunt in Lagos. The company gave out N2m grant and office equipment to each of the 10 winners, who also got a six-month expert support to help them actualise their business ideas.
The winners are Hauwa Liman, Ukamaka Ugwuoju; Oluwaseyi Dada; Toby Jejephilip; Abigail Adewumi and Oyeboade Makinde. Others are Yewande Towobola, Franke Okoye; Tunji Akande and Tomi Adegbenro.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said the company is well positioned to help people make the transition from informal businesses to formal businesses built on viable structures.
“One of the big challenges we face is helping people make the transition from start up businesses to structured businesses. Transformation is one thing that affects us in business. Today, we are celebrating the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurs with a difference. These are a group of young men and women, whose brilliant minds have set them apart from their equals,” he said.
He also urged the winners to make customers satisfaction a priority, adding that keeping faith with this principle will guarantee growth for their businesses.
Also speaking at the event, the Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Peter Bamkole, applauded the telecom firm for embracing the challenge of supporting SMEs.
He said, “It is very difficult in our environment today for young people to have opportunities given to them. I congratulate the company’s team on its holistic commitment to SMEs development.