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Church raises funds to support SMEs

By Editor
06 November 2016   |   1:01 am
The Senior Pastor of Kingdom of Light Ministries (KLM), Idimu, Lagos, Samson Makinwa, recently organised a Business Class Forum, aimed at raising funds for micro ...
Chairman of Techno-Quip Ltd, Pastor Samson Makinwa (left), Moses Siasia and Michael Ayodele, during a Business Class Forum organised by the Chairman of Techno-Quip Ltd, an equipment manufacturing firm to raise funds for SMEs outreach in Lagos.

Chairman of Techno-Quip Ltd, Pastor Samson Makinwa (left), Moses Siasia and Michael Ayodele, during a Business Class Forum organised by the Chairman of Techno-Quip Ltd, an equipment manufacturing firm to raise funds for SMEs outreach in Lagos.

The Senior Pastor of Kingdom of Light Ministries (KLM), Idimu, Lagos, Samson Makinwa, recently organised a Business Class Forum, aimed at raising funds for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of members of the Business Class Forum spread across the country.

The cleric, who is also the chairman of Techo-Quip Ltd., an equipment-manufacturing firm, stressed the need to support members of the forum, who are majorly Nigerians from different backgrounds.

Addressing over 400 participants that graced the outreach with different business proposals for execution, Makinwa assured them of adequate training and encouragement to keep their business ideas afloat.

The chairman of Nigerian Youth Professional Forum (NYPF), and special guest of the forum, Mr. Moses Siasia and the convener of the forum, promised to set up harmonisation committee that would screen entrepreneurs business proposals to promote, support and finance credible ones and create wealth for Nigerians.

The chairman of Techo-Quip Ltd. said many people want to venture into business, but lack the ability to learn the rudiments in business. He warned against jumping into business without proper preparation.

He said: “Success in business venture requires learning some basic skills from experts and adequate training tools.”

Siasia, who presides over Mosilo Group, was happy at the level of attendance and promised to assist in raising funds from banks and other financial institutions, provided members of the forum have registered business names, viable business plans and are knowledgeable in ICT, among others.

Speaking of his experience, the 36-year-old, an alumni of Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), said he went through stormy waters before he could attain his present level. The younger brother of former Super Eagle coach said he lost his father early in life. So, his mother raised him and his siblings in Port Harcourt.

The NYPF chairman stated that MSMEs have been neglected in the country. He would want Nigeria and Africa to emulate Malaysia and China, where the bulk of business is (SME). “When small and medium enterprises are successful, they shall pay taxes and employ thousands of job seekers, thereby improving the nations revenue generation,” he said.

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