2021 Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Three Days Conference
Theme: The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Business Membership Organisations (BMOs) in Enhancing the Capacity and Sustainability of the MSMEs Sector in Nigeria.
The primary objective of this year’s webinar is to provide a private sector-led platform that will stimulate robust stakeholders’ discussions on how Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Business Membership Organisations can contribute to growth and sustainability of the MSMEs sector in Nigeria.
The aim is to:
Address the strategic importance of NGOs and Business Membership Organisation to develop the MSMEs sector in Nigeria.
Create a forum for stakeholders, policy-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, and practitioners from both local and international establishments
Discuss and proffer solutions to the lingering challenges facing MSMEs in Nigeria.
Other objectives of the webinar are:
- To discuss the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on MSMEs in Nigeria and the effect of the various FGN-led Interventions;
- To equip NGOs and BMOs with survey and research findings on the MSMEs ecosystem in Nigeria and the focus areas for interventions; and
- To provide robust discussion on the Nigerian new MSMEs Policy framework.
Date: Monday, June 28th – Wednesday, June 30th, 2021.
- The Role of BMOs in Advocating for MSMEs Development in Nigeria – Lessons from NASME.
- MSMEs EcoSystem in Nigeria – Facts, Figures, and Realities
- Lessons from Highly Successful Black Entrepreneurs-Video Presentation
- The Role of NGO in Enhancing the Capacity & Sustainability of the MSMEs Sector in Nigeria
- Non-Profit Organization (NGO), Best Practices – Voices from North America
- Entrepreneur Field Experiences – Challenges and Opportunities
- Strategic Alliance and Sustainable Development of MSMEs in Nigeria
- Panel Discussion and Q & A
Presenters & Panelist
Sir Prince Degun Agboade
Sir Prince ‘Degun Agboade is the National President of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises. He is a seasoned pharmaceutical industrialist and entrepreneurship mentor and SME consultant. He also has vast experience in administration and human resources management having worked for diverse institutions and organizations in Nigeria.
Prince Degun has served on several advisory panels and committees on Small and Medium Enterprises within and outside Nigeria.
Michael Elikwu Ph.D. (Strategic Entrepreneurship Management), MAMN
Chairman Committee on Capacity Building at Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) Abuja FCT Chapter.
Dr. Michael Elikwu is a Strategist, Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Trainer, Resource Facilitator, HR, and Research Consultant.
Biodun Bolorunduro Abel BSc. MSc.
Biodun is an accomplished banking professional and management consultant with more than 18 years of experience in banking operations, internal control, process improvement, strategic& financial advisory, risk management, and marketing for diverse financial institutions. He is presently the Managing Partner of Zenith Analytics and Management Consulting Limited.
He graduated with BSc in Statistics from the University of Ibadan and an MSc in Statistics with a specialization in Econometrics from the same institution. Biodun has been actively involved in strategic leadership training, capacity building, and strategic business transformation for SMEs, MDAs, and microfinance institutions in Nigeria.
Biodun Ihebuzor B.S.c (Agric Econs) M.Sc. (Applied Economics) MBA (Financial Management)
Biodun is a seasoned Agribusiness Policy Specialist and international development professional with expertise in Policy and Strategic leadership, Human Resources and Investment management, and Business process transformation with a primary focus on change management and organizational transformation in the public, private and international (donor) agencies clientele portfolio. He actively manages existing relationships with the development of new opportunities (commercial tendering & JV contracts).
Muritala Olotu Michael
Muritala is the managing partner and founder of Shitah Consulting Nigeria Limited. He is a Certified Forensic Examiner of the America Institute of Forensic Examiners, an Associate Member of ICAN, and a seasoned banker with more than 18 years of experience. He has extensive practical experience in Financial Advisory Services, Management Consulting, and Forensic Audit, and has led and implemented revenue loss recovery for reputable private and public institutions.
Muritala holds an MBA from Bayero University Kano and has attended executive education courses on Negotiating Skills, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Control.
Mr. Kenny Shadracks
A professional, effective and motivated administrator with more than 15 years of office administration experience gained in the recruitment sector along with 10 years experience in customer service roles in security and health and social care.
A skilled administrator in all aspects of Networking, Cisco, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Previous experience in managing sensitive information and following strict data protection policies. Software Engineering (BSc), BETEC Level 2 &3 CCTV (Public Camera Safety). BETEC Level 2 &3 Supervisor (Conflict Management), NVQ Level 2 and 3 Hardware and Software Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCND.
Pastor Amu Roberts (Liberia)
Mrs. Medeyonmi Sabbah, BSc Hospitality Management.
Humanity & Health Foundation (HHF) the USA, Board Member.
Rev Felix Awotula
Is the founder & CEO of the Rehoboth Foundation/African Humanitarian Council and The Nigerian Welfare Council North America He is the President of Ondo State University and Science and Technology- Rehoboth Center for Advance Technology He is the President of Rehoboth Health Transformation Centers (153 basic health centers in Nigeria). He is an internationally known motivator, writer, philanthropist, economist, TV host, administrator, and an ordained minister of the Gospel.
Pastor Awotula has served in various executive capacities in both privately and publicly-held institutions. Educated primarily in Nigeria, he pursued his post-graduate studies in England and the United States.
He has also served in various national committees. Among these are:
National Committee on Medicare. National Committee on Health Insurance Pharmaceutical Working Party, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Drug and Narcotic Abuse Control in Nigeria, ILO fellowship, Member of Global Disaster Reduction Alliance, Nominated by UN to participate in Poverty/health conference in Windsor Castle, England, and the USA.
His other activities and affiliations include:
Director of Finance, Faithful Stewards, Inc., Steering Committee Member, Weed and Seed Program, Steering Committee Member, Bradley community Credit Union, Member, 100 Black Men of America, Co-founder and Executive Director- African Disaster Relief Fund.
Pastor Living Waters Redeemed Christian church of God (Cleveland and Chattanooga, Tennessee)., Founder/President –African Humanitarian Council, Pastor, RCGG-Eagle Wings Assembly, Houston, TX, President Of African Association of Greater Chattanooga, TN, As a Guest on National TV and Radio on several occasions, Nigerian Union Executive- Education and Youth, Representative of African interest in State and social issues ( Houston), Initiator of African House Project, Houston and A Million Meal Project in Africa., CEO- Africa Navigator Ltd., Member of Police and Clergy Alliance, Houston President. Greenleaf University (Nigeria processing full recognizing ) Chairman AFRICAN Immigrant Police Advisory Board Houston Texas.
Some of his special Recognitions include:
Member of WHO’S WHO Heritage Registry- (congress Library, Canada), Congressional leadership Awards, Awards and recognitions from the Mayors of several US cities, Community Leadership Awards for the year 2006, Houston TX, Special recognition by city leaders etc., Exemplary leadership Recognition by the Houston Police Department, Special Humanitarian Awards by the Cameroun Medical Mission Board, USA etc
Ms. Rebecca Ajibola BSN. MPH is a Public Health Professional. A mother and a grandmother, she acquired her initial education at Ogun State University College of Education in Nigeria. Studied Mental Health Nursing in the United Kingdom, where she also took an active role in World Harvest Christian Center administration and ministerial work.
Graduated with a Master’s in Public Health at the Walden University and now works with the DeKalb County Board of Health, Infectious Disease & Surveillance Department in the State of Georgia.
She says her interest in Public Health stems from her experience as a Mental Health practitioner. “We often witness repeated monthly re-admissions of clients termed “Revolving Door Syndrome,” of which I eventually did research, to see how one can prevent the readmission of patients. As a humanitarian, I believe firmly in Social Justice defined as “promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources. A compassionate professional with an interest in investing in the lives of others “because some others got me to where I am today”.
She eventually founded the Humanity and Health Foundation. A non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of poor economically disadvantaged and underprivileged people.
HHF advocates for health literacy, health promotion, capacity building, and innovative ventures, to empower citizens, with an ultimate goal of being a valuable and productive member of their community making the right informed decisions for their lives.
Virtual Conference Registration
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- Day One, Monday, June 28th, 2021: click here to register
- Day Two, Tuesday, June 29th, 2021: click here to register
- Day Three, Wednesday, June 30th, 2021: click here to register
We look forward to your presence and collaboration.
- Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
- National Food and Drugs Enforcement Agency (NAFDAC)
- Federal Inland Revenue Services(FIRS)
- Abuja Enterprises Agency (AEA)
- Nigeria Interbank Settlement System(NIBBS)
- Global Centre for Human Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (GLOCEED)
- Fidelity Bank Plc
- Unity Bank Plc
- Africa Development Bank(ADB)
- Abuja Chambers Of Commerce and Industry(ACCI)
- Central Bank Of Nigeria(CBN)
- Development Bank Of Nigeria(DBN)
- Bank Of Industry (BOI)
- Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association (FACAN)
- Nigeria Export Promotion Commission (NEPC)
- Standard Organisation Of Nigeria (SON)
- Nigeria Investment Promotion Council(NIPC)
- Other NGOs