Thursday, 1 June 2017

Glo Throws Weight Behind Small And Medium Businesses

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah (Centre) flanked by Mr. Philip Crown-Adedoyin of Glo Business Solutions (first left), President of Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, Chief Olabintan Famutimi (second left), Chairman, 2017 NABD Planning Committee, Lady Adebola Williams (immediate right), Mr. Tega Agofure of Glo Business Solutions (second right) and Mike Ehumadu of Glo SME (right).

Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has thrown its weight behind Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) describing them as the backbone of the economy of leading nations in the world and “real catalyst in private sector’s development.”

Globacom which sponsored the two-day 2017 African Foods & Products Conference of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce with the theme, Unlocking Market Opportunities for Global Competitiveness re-affirmed its commitment to the growth of SMEs in Nigeria through the deployment of its cutting-edge products and services.

Mr.Tega Agofure of Globacom Business Solutions posited in a presentation at the conference that 90 per cent of the manufacturing and industrial sector in the country falls under SMEs. He also disclosed that the International Finance Corporation has also affirmed that 96 per cent of total businesses in Nigeria are driven by the SME sector.

He said in the company’s bid to further assist SMEs to attain their full potentials, Globacom had designed a product known as SME Flexi which is one of the company’s cutting-edge solutions for seamless data and voice usage. According to him, the company would soon energise other core business solutions that will engender revolution in the SME sector.

Agofure added that Glo SME Flexi is a one-of-its-kind integrated plan ‘with unmatched value’ that gives users the flexibility to call and use the internet without resorting to separate data bundles. The package, he said, is available in various denominations to suit the wallet of the SMEs.

The package includes “SME Flexi 500, SME Flexi 1000 and SME Flexi 2000,” which all give users specific talk time and additional bytes for data use.

“Glo SME Flexi gives you the flexibility to use either voice or data with the same bundle subscription. For instance, SME Flexi 500 automatically gives its users 60 minutes of talk time or 650 MB of data while SME Flexi 1000 gives 125 minutes of talk time or 2000MB of data and SME Flexi 2000 give 275 minutes of voice call or 5000MB of data”, he explained further. 

Globacom enjoined SMEs to embrace “technological advancement, proper accounting solutions to reduce risks, integrated but flexible voice & data plans and online training on business skills”.

Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah in his keynote address at the confab declared that the Federal Government is working towards fostering a conducive environment for all players in the economy to thrive and also to enhance productive infrastructure in the economy.

Enelamah gave kudos to the organisers of the conference while encouraging them to keep working towards the rapid growth of SMEs in the country.

The confab was attended by small and medium business owners from various sectors of the economy cutting across agriculture, manufacturing as well as Information and Communications Technology. 

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