Airtel Nigeria has restated its commitment to the growth and development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria with the view of deepening the economy.
Speaking on its partnership with SME 100 Nigeria’s 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs Awards, Airtel noted that there is a growing recognition of the vital role that SMEs play in economic development, especially youth-run enterprises and it has become very important for all stakeholders to encourage and support youth entrepreneurs that are creating value.
“Over half of Nigeria’s population today are below age 30 years and it is imperative to set the youth on the right track; acknowledging their skills, recognizing creativity, hard work, courage, resilience and supporting their ideas in order to build a viable economy,” the firm noted.
The third edition of the Airtel-sponsored SME 100 Nigeria’s 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs Awards held last weekend in Lagos.
Out of over 4,500 applicants across several sectors, the jury selected 25 entrepreneurs that have successfully made socio-economic impact since the establishment of their business.