Founder of Leap Africa, Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli has been named as the Keynote Speaker of January 9 Collective 4th Anniversary lecture scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th, 2015 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Nwuneli, who is co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agro processing company will be speaking on the theme: “SMEs the engine room of the economy; who’s talking to them?”
According to Mr. Wole Olagundoye, the Chairman, Anniversary Committee, “Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with various activities, the high point of which is our annual lecture during which we debate and proffer solutions to burning topical issues affecting our nation. This year, rebuilding our economy is one of the federal government’s priorities hence we are focusing on SMEs, being the major driver of true economic growth”
He stated that apart from Nwuneli, Kunle Sonola, Executive Director, Union Bank will deliver a speech as Special Guest while Bunmi Lawson, MD Accion Microfinance bank, Henry Akwara, Director, Mansard Insurance, Akin Oyebode, Head, SMEs StanbicIBTC Bank, Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, President, FADAN will act as Panelists. The event would be moderated by Fanen Acho, Founder/CEO Medleypark Group
J9 Collective’s Publicity Secretary, Michael Effiong noted that the group believes that if the SME sector is galvanized in terms of favourable funding, friendly tax regimes and