‘Procurement is a profession only for the certified professionals’
I would say there are enormous challenges particularly from the sector’s specialists, who don’t want to acquire knowledge in a particular area but would like to practice.
Nigeria’s recurring budget intrigues and unending development woes
Boni Irikafe is a retired directorate level federal civil servant, who now co-promotes an investment bank located in the city of Lagos.
FCMB organises free training, tasks SMEs on economy
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has urged small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) to take the lead in driving the diversification and growth of the economy.
Engineers advocate energy mix, buffer for global shocks
With global priorities shifting from oil to renewables, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council, has urged the Federal Government...
Firm advocates alternative investment, FDIs for economic growth
An international growth service provider, Ocorian has announced plans to increase the inflow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) into Nigeria...
Sigma Pension CEO calls for increased ethical investments
The Managing Director, Sigma Pensions, Dave Uduanu has called for an increased ethical investment as a means to aide financial inclusion nationwide.
FG uses technology to scale the largest government-led microcredit scheme in the world
The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP) is a micro-credit scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria executed by the Bank of Industry. GEEP started in 2016 and has empowered 1.8 million micro-enterprises with collateral-free, interest-free loans to grow their businesses; making it the largest government-led microcredit program globally. GEEP beneficiaries are petty traders, merchants, enterprising youth, and agricultural workers in over 1600 clusters and markets across Nigeria.
BOI rolls out repayment scratch-cards for TraderMoni and MarketMoni Loans
The Bank of Industry has begun the roll-out of its voucher-based loan repayment recharge cards for the GEEP TraderMoni, MarketMoni, and FarmerMoni loans.
UN Commends TraderMoni as program scales with technology, reaches 30,000 new beneficiaries
The goal to provide financial inclusion for all Nigerians regardless of social class and economic status has made giant strides across the country as countless traders, artisans and farmers continue to laud the Federal Government for giving them a way to access credit for their businesses through the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP).