Diamond Bank Plc has continued to deliver on its promise of going beyond banking by organizing an entrepreneurial training program targeted at young creatives in partnership with Facebook and Afrinolly Creative Hub tagged: ‘Facebook for Creators’.
The Area Manager, Diamond Bank Plc, Chigozie Onyecha, said that the bank believed in small and medium scale enterprises and is ready to give all its support to see them succeed. That is why the bank partnered with Facebook and Afrinolly Creative Hub to train young creatives in digital marketing.
Speaking on behalf of Facebook at the event, the Facebook creator trainer, Ewonro Amune, said Facebook America and its partners are ready to help SMEs grow their businesses online. He stated that ‘we want them to leverage on the social media tools to boost and enhance their performance, build community and make profit.’ He also said that Facebook was offering business owners knowledge by showing them how to run a successful business in the 21st century.
‘Facebook is offering a lot of incentives to Nigerians, all they need is to show themselves ready. It is up to creators to harness their potential by keying into the data world because data is the new oil to explore the world and any entrepreneur who is not in the data world is playing.’
Also speaking at the event, the Executive Director, Legal & External Networks for Afrinolly, Jane Maduegbuna said, ‘Afrinolly with its partners are helping young people to identify and position their brand identity, saying that the training is geared to make entrepreneurs monetize their products.
Mr Chigozie Onyecha of Diamond Bank Plc, further stated that ‘the aim is to help individuals with feasible and viable initiatives to reach out to the global space by providing an online platform for networking, financial aid, advisory, business clinics workshop and technical know-how. We are poised to boost talents in young people provided their initiatives are bankable,’ he stated.