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Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Gabriel Aduda; Director, Customer Business Development, Procter & Gamble, Ayman Fahmy; Director, Global Government Relations, P&G, Temitope Iluyemi, and Business Manager, Diamond Bank Plc, Uloma Jide-Afonja, at the Training in Abuja

One hundred and fifty Nigerian youths and entrepreneurs were hosted to an eight hour intensive training session for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Lagos. This Thought Leadership program which was organized by P&G, a leading consumer goods manufacturing company was put together in partnership with the Federal Government’s Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria (GWiN) and the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN).

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A cross section of participants at the Abuja leg of the event

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A cross section of facilitators at the Lagos leg

The program was facilitated by a combined team of P&G Leadership personnel and select external facilitators in a bid to create the opportunity for participants to be taken through basic business management training and literacy skills.

At the training session, Temitope Iluyemi, the Director of Global Government Relations for P&G encouraged participants to put into practice the basic modern business management training and literacy skills they acquired from the training as they have a key role to play in the overall development of the country. She categorically listed job and wealth creation, rapid economic development, higher standard of living as some of the immense benefits that Nigeria stands to gain from a thriving SME culture.

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Dr. Chii Akporji, National Coordinator, G-Win, Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Gabriel Aduda; Director, Customer Business Development, Procter & Gamble, Ayman Fahmy and Director, Global Government Relations, P&G, Temitope Iluyemi at the Training in Abuja

The SME academy was designed to train and equip promising entrepreneurs, especially those from less privileged backgrounds, to better contribute to the growth and development of the country.

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A cross section of participants in Abuja

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Products by an SME operator on display

The first edition of the Academy was held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on May 19, 2015.

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Ikechukwu Ofuani, Government Relations Manager, Procter & Gamble (P&G) Nigeria; Dennis Chukwu, Director, Special Duties, Federal Ministry of Finance; Temitope Iluyemi, Director of Global Government Relations for P&G and Yemi Bello, Programme Team Leader, Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) at the Training in Lagos

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1 Comment

  1. bbannesworld

    August 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    can’t believe i missed the first edition. so painful.
    i guess i will have to pay attention hope the next one will be soon sha.

    bbannesworld.com/2015/08/broken.html

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