Lagos - Etisalat Nigeria on Monday said that it was partnering the
Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of Pan Atlantic University to enhance the
entrepreneurship spirit and skill of Nigerians.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Bidemi Ladipo, Head
of Business Segment, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Ladipo said that the recently held 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)
was aimed at enhancing the success of Nigerian youths and young entrepreneurs.
He stressed the need for Nigerian business owners to seek access to the
right business information to excel in their vocations.
“At Etisalat, we have been relentless in supporting initiatives that go a
long way in assisting young people to achieve their dreams.
“One of the initiatives we have used to help develop businesses is the
'Market Access', which is in partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises
Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
According to him, the telecommunications firm is satisfied with the impact
the GEW trainings has had on the young entrepreneurs.
The Deputy Director of EDC, Nneka Okekearu, also expressed satisfaction with
the improved level of GEW in 2013.
Okekearu said that over eight events had been held with 50 local partners in
the last three years since Nigeria joined the international event.
She said that more than 1.5 million persons had participated at the events
held in Lagos and Calabar.
“It has become very obvious that our contributions to the Global
Entrepreneurship are beginning to pay off,” the deputy director said.
Okekerau also commended Etisalat Nigeria for partnering the university for
the 2013 GEW edition.