Future project, Microsoft empower SMEs to boost economy

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The Future Project in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria has empowered over 54 Nigerians in Small and Medium Scale Business Engines (SMEs) to boost the economy.

The occasion, which held in Lagos, featured younger entrepreneurs, who exhibited their merchandise for buy and pitched concepts for potential funding.

Speaking on the last collection of its Demo days throughout the nation by way of its Accelerate Labs initiative, the Project Lead, Bukola Adebakin, urged the federal government to create insurance policies that might allow SMEs thrive in Nigeria.

As said by her, in most creating economies of the world, SMEs have been recognized because the engine of progress of the economy, contributing in the direction of employment and poverty eradication.

She stated: “Through intensive trainings, we engaged over eight,000 individuals throughout the nation on the strategies to construct and maintain their companies, with give attention to pitch presentation, funding proposals, client relations, and others.

“With the success of the graduates in the first stream and focused assessments of participants in the second and third streams, the participants are capable of impacting the country through socially inclined, high profit, and highly competitive enterprises.”

Founder SME100, Charles Odii, stated entrepreneurship is the one channel wherein Nigerians can overcome the challenges of poverty.

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