LASU medical students organised entrepreneurship summit
The Lagos State University Medical Students’ Association (LASUMSA) recently organised an entrepreneurship summit to open minds of the medical doctors-in-waiting to the idea of becoming medical entrepreneurs and not just medical doctors. It is one of the initiatives of LASUMSA to raise entrepreneurs among members.
Appreciating the students, Provost of the LASU College of Medicine, Prof. Babatunde Solagberu, represented by the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr Adejuwon Adeneye, enjoined students to embark on small-scale businesses and emphasised on the need to be innovative.
Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr Akintunde Oyebode, enlightened students on the availability of N25b set apart by Lagos State government to fund small and medium scale enterprises in the state. He stressed the intent of the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to foster economic growth via capacity building and provision of necessary funds at a minimal interest rate.
The programme also featured a session where medical students who are running their own businesses shared their personal experiences.