Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., convener of yearly Food & Drink Festival featuring farmers’ market in order to grow agro-business has assured that considering the gains of the 2017 edition which was well attended, the bank will continue the scheme on a yearly basis.
This was made known by the Assistant General Manager and Group Head, Communications and External Affairs of the bank, Mrs. Oyinade Adegbite, in her closing remarks at the two-day Food and Drink fair in Lagos.
She maintained that the role of SMEs was key in driving economic growth, noting that this formed the consideration for the over 100 small scale businesses in Nigeria’s food industry that were provided with free storefront.
According to her, the GTB Food and Drink initiative was designed to boost the food industry and help young entrepreneurs who are interested in starting up culinary and pastry businesses to have an overview of how they can operate profitably.
In her further submission, Adegbite said “We are committed to growing SMEs in a sustainable manner that is not profit oriented but focused on empowering our SME customers and growing the Nigerian economy with collective efforts.”