By Dipo Olowookere
The maiden edition of an MSME Business Webinar Series will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11am, the organisers have announced.
The programme is put together by the Credit Bureau Association of Nigeria (CBAN) in collaboration with MSME Africa Online and is themed The Role of Credit Bureaus in Business Recovery and Sustainability and participants can register for it via bit.ly/CBANMSMEWEBINAR.
The conveners of the webinar are Mr Seye Olurotimi, the founder of MSME Africa Online and Mr Oladimeji Peters, the acting MD/CEO of FirstCentral Credit Bureau & CBAN Chairman.
A statement issued by the founder of MSME Africa, Mr Olurotimi, disclosed that speakers for the event include Dr ‘Tunde Popoola: MD/CEO, CRC Credit Bureau; and Mrs Jameelah Sharrieff–Ayedun, MD/CEO, CreditRegistry; while the moderator is Ms Onome Ako, the Executive Secretary of CBAN.
“This is the first in the series of our jointly organized MSME Business Webinar with the Credit Bureau Association of Nigeria and we are delighted about the collaboration and our partnership with the association.
“MSME Africa is all about empowering, enlightening and building the capacity of MSMEs and we are happy to know we have a partner in CBAN who shares a similar passion.
“These series of webinar will help ensure that MSMEs are equipped with the right knowledge that will help them thrive and grow,” Mr Olurotimi said in the statement.
On his part, Mr Peters noted that credit bureaus are very important to the economy as no economy can really thrive without credit.
“If we must recover from the effect of the pandemic and build sustainable businesses, we must embrace the credit culture and of course, the credit bureaus have a frontline role to play,” he submitted.
He also said, “We have done some level of awareness campaigns, deploying media in strategic places. We have had a number of conferences, seminars, roadshows and other programs. We have been on radio and television.”
“Going forward, we plan to do more in the media, organise more enlightenment sessions and partner with other organizations like MSME Africa Online” Mr Peters concluded.
CBAN was set up in 2012 by the three licensed Credit Bureaus in Nigeria to promote the development and use of credit reporting in Nigeria.
MSME Africa, a multi-faceted resource platform for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Africa. It is a platform for news, opportunities, events, articles and resources for MSMEs, entrepreneurs and startups
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