The National President of the association, Dr Abdulrasheed Yerima, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Thursday that the empowerment programme was for women in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The National Deputy President of NASME, Otunba Gbemisola Oduntan gave the commendation while addressing participants at the event. She said the partnership with Unity Bank enabled NASME to roll out an engagement programme for women entrepreneurs in commemoration of the IWD, adding that the programme specifically targeted those in MSME sectors and provided a platform for corporate partners to join collaborative initiatives that will impact positively on the businesses of individual members of NASME in Lagos.
This was disclosed in a statement by Mr Mike Alade, the publicity secretary of the association, Abdulrasid Yerima emerged as president of the association, while Dr Kabir Dasuki was elected deputy president (North) and Otunba Gbemisola Oduntan deputy president (South) and Mr Okwudili Odi Nwosu came out tops as deputy president (Finance and Administration).
Strategic Partners to Ecobank on the summit are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME). Others include the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG). The speakers and panelists are carefully drawn from government, development finance institutions, banking, trade associations, civil society, non governmental organisations and subject matter experts in technology and agriculture.
Solomon Aderoju, Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of NASME, made the assertion on Thursday in Lagos.