Access Bank has promised to create market access for small businesses through the provision of funds for entrepreneurs, thereby putting them in the right community.
Victor Etuokwu, Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank, while conversing with customers in the micro, small, and medium-scale category, said the bank remains resolute in its drive to engage and empower MSMEs by providing access to funds, markets and knowledge, noting that these objectives were at the heart of the business engagement sessions in key cities across the nation.
Victor explained that apart from the provision of funds for MSMEs, the bank also enhanced their capacities and created networking opportunities for them.
“We have organised 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", he said.
He further explained that Access Bank is the only bank with a department focused on women in Nigeria and across Africa, laying emphasis on the fact that the bank believes women are the glue that holds the society together.
According to him, the bank also worked with both genders to elevate their economic statuses, noting that the bank views MSMEs as critical segments of the Nigerian economy as they contributed more than half to the Gross Domestic Product 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 impact in the lives of both individual and MSME customers alike,” Etuokwu added.
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