Access Bank to support SMEs growth with French Desk
To accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Access Bank has announced the establishment of the French Desk.
At the unveiling of the French Desk in Lagos, the Group Managing Director of the bank, Herbert Wigwe said the strategic platform will serve as a vital link between Business France, PROPACO, AFD and other multilateral organisations. It provides tailored support and guidance to French businesses operating in Nigeria and Nigerian businesses seeking to expand their presence in France.
According to him, the Access Bank French Desk will play a pivotal role in facilitating trade and investment between the two countries.
Wigwe pointed out that the partnerships will enable the bank to tap into its extensive networks, leverage its expertise in various sectors, and access funding opportunities that will support the growth and expansion of businesses operating in Nigeria and France.
He said by harnessing the strengths of both nations, the bank would unlock new opportunities, drive sustainable growth, and create shared prosperity.
Also with the creation of the French Desk, the bank is currently taking a strategic step towards strengthening business ties between Nigeria and France.
“Your attendance speaks volumes about your unwavering commitment, optimism, and belief in the potential of Nigeria as a thriving market and your determination to contribute to its growth.
“We recognise the immense potential that lies within the Franco-Nigerian business relationship. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, endowed with vast human and natural resources, while France possesses technological expertise, innovation, and a rich cultural heritage”
“I am convinced that with initiatives like the Access Bank French Desk, we can forge a prosperous future, driven by collaboration, innovation, and mutual respect,” he added.
Head of the French Desk, Michael Wenegieme said the initiative, which is in partnership with Business France, is created to strengthen the business relationship between Nigeria and France.
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