Ecobank Nigeria has launched a radio programme – “Ecobank Business Hour” targeted at empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
The Pan African Bank announced the launch today, in a statement signed by the Head of SME Ecobank Nigeria, Emeka Agada, stating that the program is one of the several initiatives the bank is deploying to empower its SME customers.
“The programme which is being syndicated across 10 radio stations in Nigeria is one of the several initiatives the bank is deploying to empower its SME customers with the right resources to thrive. He stated that the programme will also enlighten the public about the various solutions designed by the bank to help businesses.”
The radio programme produced by one of Nigeria’s leading production companies, Royal Roots has already started, and will be aired for an initial period of 13 weeks.
The content that will be aired, is channelled at helping entrepreneurs and business managers to upskill and re-skill for growth in the new digital landscape.
The Managing Director of Royal Roots, Greg Odutayo also spoke, stating that the program will enable aspiring entrepreneurs understand how to set up and manage successful businesses.
He also commended Ecobank for supporting a programme of this nature, capable of generating positive activities in the SME space.
The Business Ecobank Hour is being anchored by the duo of Greg Odutayo, a presenter, producer and director with over 28 years of professional experience and Helen Ese Emore, an international facilitator, seasoned MSME project development and business coach.
The programme will run in 10 radio stations including, Inspiration 92.3FM, Lagos, RayPower 106.5FM, Kano, Odenigbo 99.1FM, Obosi, Liberty 91.7FM, Kaduna and PH Family Love 97.7FM, Port Harcourt and of others.
Some of the topics and issues lined up for the broadcast include- starting a new business, structuring your business and business planning, company registration, funding your business, creating markets for your products, taxes and taxation, digital payments and collections, how to obtain SONCAP and NAFDAC registration for all products and many other relevant topics, in addition to tips on how to access Ecobank’s bouquet of offerings for SMEs.
The head of SMEs for Ecobank Nigeria also encouraged all SMEs in every sector, their customers, friends and family members to set aside time to listen to the programme and get tips on how to grow their businesses.
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