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Fidelity Bank Partners SMEDAN To Empower SMEs

Leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc has announced a strategic partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN).

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Lagos recently said the partnership reinforces the fact that the bank is a leading supporter of SMEs in Nigeria.

Onyeali-Ikpe who was represented by the bank’s Executive Director, Lagos and South-West, Dr. Ken Opara said:

“For us at Fidelity Bank, supporting SMEs is in our DNA and for more than two decades, we have been creating multiple platforms to help them thrive.”

“These include the numerous products we have pioneered, our collaboration with the Lagos Business School to host the Export Management Programme, the Fidelity SME Academy, and our weekly SME Forum radio programme successful business owners and SMEDAN share tips on running thriving ventures with listeners.”

“This partnership is therefore another step in our journey of helping entrepreneurs grow and compete favorably in any market they operate and we are very happy to have SMEDAN join us.”

Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, SMEDAN, Olawale Fasanya said:

“I thank Fidelity Bank for facilitating the partnership, the MoU is particularly significant not just to the Agency but to the MSMEs ecosystem.”

“Fidelity Bank is one of the few commercial banks in Nigeria that have shown immense interest in providing support to the large MSME community. I am very aware of some of your products purposely designed to serve the MSMEs.”

“This explains why the Agency is very excited entering into this relationship that we believe will help change the narratives of the sub-sector.”

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