Wema Bank entrepreneurship school trains 156 SMEs


Wema Bank SME Business School has trained 156 Small and Medium Enterprise owners in Port Harcourt.

In a statement, it stated that 156 participants comprising SME customers and non-customers of the bank attended the 4th edition of the Wema Bank SME Business School, which was designed to impart business management skills and first-rate entrepreneurial knowledge to SMEs operating in the South-South region of the country.

The Wema Bank SME Business School 4.0 was held between November 14-18 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Head of SME Banking at Wema Bank Plc, Arthur Nkemeh, said, “We appreciate our partners and facilitators for the programme. Most importantly, I would also like to thank the participants who took time off their busy schedules to be with us in the programme.

“We will continue to organise programmes such as this that will deepen access to capacity development for SMEs in the country. For our customers, we will continue to offer them a superlative banking experience that cuts across both financial and non-financial services,” he said.

A participant, Uche Onochie, commended Wema Bank for the knowledge-laden programme, which she said had broadened her perspective on SME management.

“Wema Bank is trying for me; they have made me what I am today. They are the reason why my business is where it is today,” she said.

Another participant and SME owner, Udoh Mfon Peter, expressed gratitude to the bank for the highly impactful programme. He added that it was one of the most beneficial things that happened to him.

“It was a real MBA, a live MBA programme,” he claimed.

For Dr Mercy Abu, the programme was full of the requisite ingredients for business success. “I thought I knew a lot before this programme, but I can tell you I have more knowledge after this,” she said.

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