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MTN, Microsoft seal MoU on scalable initiatives to deepen SMEs performance

As part of its commitments to grow Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment of the Enterprise Business in Nigeria, leading telecom giant, MTN Nigeria has sealed a collaboration agreement with Microsoft to create raise ease of doing business in the segment.

According to the partnership details, the joint effort will leverage on Microsoft’s technologies and MTN’s innovative expertise to create strong value propositions for the SMEs segment in the areas of capability development, access to markets and business networks across Africa.

The new drive will also seek to address intractable challenges of SMEs through the creation of innovative solutions.

Explaining more during the MoU signing ceremony in Lagos, the General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Mrs. Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to the success of small, large and budding businesses.

He said collaborating with SMEs will create bespoke solutions specially designed to help grow and sustain other SMEs in the country.

Mrs. Ikenna-Emeka noted that “We launched the MTN Man-In-The-Box Initiative to further demonstrate our commitment to the development of businesses and ensure their sustained business growth”.

She further averred that the Initiative was designed to create and sustain awareness for MTN’s Enterprise Business and its focus to provide and facilitate access to technology, new markets, information and finance for SMEs.

Earlier in his address, the Country General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso observed that “Our approach at Microsoft has been one of empowerment and collaboration. We work with SMEs and as we learn from them, this makes us poised to provide tailor-made solutions to the challenges they face on a daily basis”.

“We are excited about this partnership and looking forward to provide support to the SMEs through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. This means that we are able to empower them to digitally transform their businesses and be more productive and competitive,” Banuso stressed.