KONGA, Lagos State partner to empower SMEs

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In a bid to empower the medium, small and micro enterprise, MSME operators in Nigeria, Nigeria’s online mall, Konga.com, has entered into strategic partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives to host and sponsor the first MSME Exclusive Fair that will take place from May 2nd to 8th 2016 in Lagos.
Speaking at the unveiling of the logo for the maiden MSME Exclusive Fair before a stakeholders’ forum in the State, the commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye said: “The State is committed to strengthening enterprise by bringing together and to the fore indigenous brands proudly founded, created and owned by Nigerians and in Nigeria.
This is why the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives is organizing the first MSME Exclusive Fair to enhance industrial and commercial activities in the State as well as promote economic growth and development.”
In her remarks, the Director of Marketing & Customer Experience, Konga.com, Mayowa Adebayo said: “It is the intention of Konga to empower indigenous entrepreneurs to sell on the Konga Mall.
Being the engine of trade and commerce in Africa, we are determined to provide market access to at least 50 per cent of the SMEs currently available in Nigeria.
 
We will teach them how to sell, how to promote their products, link them with mentors for guidance, support them using new media to extend their reach as we currently deliver to 36 states in Nigeria. Konga would be equipping them with the right tools to sell more and showcase their indigenous products to the entire world.




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