FirstBank supports LEAP Africa’s CEO forum

First Bank

First Bank

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited said it is supporting and participating in the LEAP Africa’s 10th CEO Forum in line with its corporate responsibility and sustainability programme.

The forum is a platform for interaction, knowledge sharing and partnerships between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and leading private and public sector organizations who offer cutting-edge solutions that aid growth, development and sustainability of businesses in Nigeria.

This year’s conference is scheduled for June 9, 2015, with the theme, “Staying Ahead: Maximizing Profits and Mitigating Risks”.

The sank’s sponsorship of the LEAP Africa CEO forum is another intervention to boost capacity and foster the growth and development of small and medium scale businesses in Nigeria.

The forum would expose business owners to the importance of succession planning, instituting effective systems, structures and ethical leadership within their organizations to ensure long term sustainability.

As part of its commitment to nation building and economic development, FirstBank launched the SMEConnect engagement programme in 2013 geared towards building the capacity of SMEs to deliver business goals and contribute more significantly to national development.

The bank’s SME seminar series themed “We can help with that,” is part of this engagement, with focus on providing practical help on relevant challenges faced by small businesses such as capacity building, business plan writing, marketing products and services, as well as accessing bank loans and documentation, amongst other curriculum.

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