FIDELITY Bank Plc is partnering with Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs, AYE, to empower youth entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
The partnership agreement signed recently by both organisations will strengthen the ongoing efforts and initiatives of AYE in developing and supporting future business leaders.
The bank, in a statement, said the partnership will afford Fidelity Bank the opportunity to offer financial and technical advisory services to enhance the competitiveness and dynamism of young Nigerian entrepreneurs.
With a network of over 12.6 million members across the continent and 1.6 million Nigerian members, AYE is the largest network of entrepreneurs in the world.
The organisation uses conferences, workshops and motivational talks to share practical information on how to develop and manage businesses. As one of Nigeria’s top lenders operating out of over 240 business offices and other numerous e-channels, this was in tandem with Fidelity Bank’s unique solutions to supporting small businesses and practical steps in hand-holding and guiding entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses, the statement added.
“The partnership was made possible because we share the same ideas on entrepreneurship and job creation. In line with the federal government’s economic diversification plan, more employment opportunities lead to poverty alleviation, improved food security and GDP growth,” said Nnamdi Okonkwo, chief executive officer, CEO, of Fidelity Bank, at a media parley in Lagos.
AYE encourages social entrepreneurship with role models, powerful mentors, social innovators, thought leaders, forward-thinking investors and people passionate about addressing a range of societal and environmental challenges. These stakeholders gather every once in a year in what is tagged the “Networking with the Giants Conference.”
– Nov. 24, 2017 @ 10:46 GMT /