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Diamond Bank, EDC join forces to build entrepreneurial capacity

Diamond Bank, in partnership with Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), has rolled out series of activities to celebrate the immense contributions of entrepreneurs in driving economic growth and development in the country. The new deal is designed to raise commitment in the building and supporting of economic growth and development in the country,

The seven days ‘Walk for Entrepreneurship’ programme which started last week ended yesterday in Lagos.

Many of the participants who are largely startups and operators of SMEs are upbeat that the campaign has raised support for the enhancement of entrepreneurial skills in business.

They also believed that the scheme remains a strategic move to highlight programmes that will help accelerate capacity development and boost productivity.

It would be recalled that the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week; is celebrated in over 160 countries across the world. And as part of the celebration in Nigeria, the Entrepreneurship Walk will also hold simultaneously across other five major cities including Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Nsukka and Abuja.

Chioma Afe, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank, stated that despite the enormous challenges confronting Nigerian entrepreneurs, their contribution in economic growth and development, especially in the MSME space is undeniable.

She said, Diamond Bank is very passionate about these operators in the economy, noting that in this partnership with EDC “we want to let them know that we treasure and value their roles”.

Afe also added that “Diamond Bank is at the forefront of promoting entrepreneurship in Nigeria. We are aware that entrepreneurs drive the economy especially at the MSME level. What we are doing with EDC is not just only to celebrate them, but, also, to galvanise them to do more and accelerate economic recovery and stability,” Afe stated.