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Fidelity Bank partners Jeff & O’Brien Knowledge Africa on entrepreneurial capacity of SMEs

Fidelity Bank Plc has commenced another capacity building training for Small and Medium Enterprises,(SMEs), and its clients.

Speaking in Abuja during the opening of the training tagged, ‘strategic leadership & interpersonal skills development for Fidelity Bank Plc SMEs and clients, Hassan Imam the Executive Director, North Fidelity Bank, said capacity building remains key for growth and development of SMEs.

He said SMEs in every world are the lifelines of the economy.

“Like in every economy of the world, SMEs are the lifelines. They contribute significantly to the economy’s GDP, creation of jobs and wealth, economic Prosperity and of course all these dovetails to economic growth and development” 

Imam said Fidelity as one of the leading financial institutions is committed to ways that will make its staff, customers do well in their respective businesses.

However, he said the bank had decided to wade in to ameliorate the challenges of SMEs through capacity enhancement following findings that lack of capacity accounted for over 80 per cent of the challenges facing small scale businesses.

On his part, Pascal Odibo, chief Executive Officer of Jeff & O’Brien Africa, the facilitators and trainers, acknowledged that capacity  is the best way to develop businesses and an economy that would stand the test of time. He advised government to pay attention to this level of enterpreneurs as they represent the future industrial giants of the country and its economy.

He explained that things will work better in all sectors if the right steps are taken in bringing results.

“No one becomes anything without the right capacity, in politics, economy or business. Fidelity Bank has decided to support the elite client base”.

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