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  • Business - Entrepreneurship
  • Updated: June 23, 2023

Lagos: First Lady Lauds MTN For Hosting 50 SMEs

Lagos: First Lady Lauds MTN For Hosting 50 SMEs

Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the first lady of Lagos State, has hailed MTN Nigeria for organising a trade fair for small and medium enterprises as part of the ongoing annual MTN employee volunteerism initiative.

The exhibition which took place at MTN's corporate head office in Ikoyi, was attended by Sanwo-Olu, the first lady of Lagos State, and had more than 50 local entrepreneurs who showcased their products to enthusiastic MTN employees and guests.

Expressing her delight, the First Lady of Lagos State, said: “It is my pleasure to be here today for an initiative that I consider a solid example of sustained positive impact within our communities – MTN’s 21 days of Y’ello Care driven by MTN staff.

“I find it particularly gratifying that this year’s programme is shining a spotlight on SMEs.

“I applaud the Lagos State officials, MTN partners, SMEs, MTN Board, Management and staff, and all other stakeholders present here today for driving and facilitating this noble cause,” she added.

Speaking earlier, the chief human resources officer of MTN Nigeria, Esther Akinnukawe said, “This is the 16th year of our signature volunteer initiative designed to impact lives and communities around us.

“This year, we are ‘Empowering Entrepreneurs to Unlock Growth and Job Creation for Communities’ with a focus on leveraging skills, digital and financial tools to drive growth among entrepreneurs.

“In special focus are our women, youth, and people living with disabilities."

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