Access Bank Pledges to Create Market Access for Small Businesses

June 6, 2022
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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Owners of small businesses in Nigeria have been assured of the necessary tools that will aid their expansion drive, especially funding support.

This assurance was given by Access Bank Plc at a one-on-one engagement with entrepreneurs in Abuja recently.

The top financial lender said it will create market access for small businesses by putting them in the right community, enhancing their capacities and creating networking opportunities for them.

At the event specially designed for the bank’s customers in the micro, small and medium scale, category, the Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr Victor Etuokwu, said the compared remains resolute in its drive to engage and empower MSMEs by providing access to funds, markets and knowledge.

“The North remains a strategic business environment for the bank and that is why we have organized this engagement session to provide an opportunity to meet one on one with our SME customers in Abuja, provide them with a platform to ask questions, get answers and solutions that help them take their businesses to the next level. We are committed to being a bank that gives more to our customers and that includes more listening and more engagement and this forum allows us to meet up to that promise.” Mr Etuokwu said.

He further said Access Bank was the only bank with a department focused on women in Nigeria and across Africa, stressing that the bank believed women were a glue that held the society together.

The banker said Access Bank also worked with both genders to elevate their economic statuses. He noted that the bank viewed MSMEs as critical segments of the Nigerian economy as they contributed more than half of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and created over 60 per cent of the jobs.

“We want to elevate Abuja because we believe there is so much more to be done here,” he said, noting that MSMEs were the reason for positive things happening in the Nigerian economy.

“We intend to be more present and relevant in the lives of our customers than ever, and we want to ensure business owners have easy access to funds to sustain and expand their businesses. We are committed to providing excellent services both online and offline to meet the varied needs of all our customers and create an impact in the lives of both individual and MSME customers alike,” Mr Etuokwu added.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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