Ecobank to empower SMEs, others with radio programme launch

Ecobank Nigeria has launched a syndicated radio programme tagged Ecobank Business Hour, targeted at empowering Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.

The Head, SME, Ecobank Nigeria, Emeka Agada, said the programme is one of the bank’s several initiatives to empower its SME customers with the right resources, and enlighten the public about its various solutions designed to help businesses.

It will run in 10 radio stations across the country, including Inspiration 92.3FM, Lagos, RayPower 106.5FM, Kano, Odenigbo 99.1FM, Obosi, Liberty 91.7FM, Kaduna and Family Love 97.7FM, Port Harcourt, among others, the bank disclosed.

The broadcast topics lined up are: starting a new business, structuring your business and business planning, company registration, funding your business, and creating markets for your products.

Others include taxes and taxation, digital payments and collections, how to obtain SONCAP and NAFDAC registration for all products, as well as tips on how to access Ecobank’s bouquet on SMEs.

According to Agada, the programme has already commenced and would air for an initial 13 weeks, while its content will help entrepreneurs and business managers upskill and re-skill for growth in the new digital landscape.

“This further underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting and sustaining the development of SMEs in all sectors of the economy,” Agada said.

“The radio programme promises to be an impactful series. I encourage all small business operators and their customers, friends and family members to set aside time to listen to the programme and get tips on how to grow their businesses.”

Similarly, Greg Odutayo, the Managing Director of Royal Roots (programme producers), said the programme will enable aspiring entrepreneurs understand how to set up and manage successful businesses.

Business Ecobank Hour is being anchored by producer/presenter, Greg Odutayo, and facilitator, seasoned MSME project development and business coach, Helen Ese Emore.

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