Enterprise Television- Fidelity Bank Partners Group on Capacity Building for Entrepreneur
As part of its vision of supporting entrepreneurs, Fidelity Bank Plc recently went into a partnership with Flame Academy and Consulting Limited for the training of young entrepreneurs from different areas of business.
Over 300 young entrepreneurs took part in the maiden edition of Business Entrepreneurship Empowerment and Professionalism (BEEP) conference, a one-day capacity building programme organised by Flame Academy with funding from Fidelity Bank.
The conference had the theme: “Developing Professionalism, Improving Business.’
Speaking at the conference, the Managing Director, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the bank chose to fund the programme because of its interest and passion in the youth whom he described as the engine of growth of the nation.
Represented by the General Manager, Ikeja Region, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Ken Opara, Okonkwo noted that the bank’s DNA is in business and capacity building and supporting the youth to discover their
“Fidelity identifies with the youth which is very critical. That’s at the heart of the country, a critical engine of growth. And of course,
you know that Fidelity’s DNA is in business and capacity building, supporting the young and the youth to be able to discover their potentials and grow to the next level,” Okonkwo said.
He added: “Today, we have a gathering of young and upcoming entrepreneurs coming to this conference to hear good business ideas, wisdom that will help them to get to the next level.
“And so, Fidelity identifies with this because it’s in line with our vision of building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs that have nothing today but will become conglomerates in the next few years. And that is essentially why we are identifying with Flame.”
The bank chief urged the participants to endeavour to upgrade their skills to enable them compete effectively nationally and globally, adding that they should build collaboration with people of shared vision and common identity, take advantage of opportunities and have good business plans.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the convener and Chief Executive Officer of Flame Academy, Mr. Orji Udemezuo stressed the importance of capacity building. He said: “For you to have chosen to be here by this time means that you have a very good interest in personal improvement, business improvement, personal development and capacity building.”