Governor Ambode, Omotola Jalade-ekeinde, Oyediji Atoyebi Head SME Access Bank, Dr Tam George, Seyi Tinubu, Charles Odii, Ono Bello and others inspire SME Entrepreneurs at the Lagos Small Business Summit 2017

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The Lagos Small Business Summit 2017 (#LSBS2017) organised by SME100Nigeria held at the Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday 16th November 2017 in commemoration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. #LSBS2017 featured top entrepreneurial minds speaking at various panel sessions on how SMEs can skilfully forge new solutions peculiar to their businesses and improve the quality of their value output; specifically, in the areas of access to business, access to finance and also leveraging technology. The participants were given the opportunity to foster conversations around doing business in Lagos with keen focus on the Lagos state government and SME partnership.

The Lagos small business Summit is a platform that brings together government leaders, private sector, academia and small business owners; who are innovative game changers in their various sectors to discuss the impact that innovation and data have on all sectors of the economy and the role each play in being a catalyst for social good. The goal is to create partnerships that would shape small businesses and the ease of doing business in Nigeria  over the next  25 years.

Other speakers at the event included: Mr Bayo Rotimi Senior Vice President FCMB Capital Market, FCMB Group PLC, Tope Adekoya CEO Auto Concierge, Magnus Nmonwu, Country Manager Sage One Nigeria, Dr Ikechukwu Obiaya Dean School of Media and Communications, Charles Anyanwu Head SME Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Mrs Taiwo Abiose Head of Entrepreneurship Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Ayodele Adebayo Director LIRS and Mimi Ade-Odiachi CEO Omar Gardens.

The Lagos State Governor His Excellency Governor Akinwumni Ambode Commissioner who was ably represented by the Permanent Secretary Wealth Creation and Employment, Dr Bashorun, commended the work being done by SME100Nigeria through the Lagos Small Business Summit in building the capacity of local entrepreneurs to imbibe global standards in running their businesses.

See his Full Speech here.


His Excellency Gov Akinwumni Ambode represented by Dr Bashorun Yakub Olajide Permanent Secretary Wealth Creation and Employment Lagos State.


(L-R) Charles Odii Executive Director SME100Nigeria, Managing Director Lagos State Water Ways Authotity LASWA, Taiwo Abiose, Director Entrepreneurship Lagos State Government, Ayodele Adebayo Director Lagos internal Revenue Service LIRS, Charles Anyanwu Head SME Lagos State Employment Trust Fund


(R-L) Dr Tam George Executive Director Institute of Communications and Cooperate studies, Mrs Mimi Ade-odiachi CEO Omar Gardens, Magnus Nmonwu Regional Director Sage Software Nigeria Limited, Mr Oyediji Atoyebi Head SME Accessbank Plc, Charles Odii Executive Director SME100Nigeria.


(L-R) Executive Director SME100Nigeria, Charles Odii, CEO Onobello, Ono Bello, Chairman Loatsad Promo Media Seyi Tinubu, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Dean School of Media and Communications. Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya.
A Cross Section of participants at Lagos Small Business Summit


Hon Zainab Ahmed Minster of State of Budget and National Planning represented by Dr Kabir Usman Director General Centre of Management Development


Mr Bayo Rotimi Senior Vice President FCMB Capital Market, FCMB Group PLC



Chairman Planning Committee of Lagos Small Business Summit 2017 Mr Tope Adekoya.


Executive Director SME100Nigeria. Mr Charles Odii


Cross Section of Entrepreneurs



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