By Chinenye Anuforo

Accion Microfinance Bank, a leading player in the Nigerian microfinance sector, hosted a successful SME Customer Forum at the Sweet Spirit Hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The event drew a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs and stakeholders from across the region.

MD/CEO Taiwo Joda delivered a keynote address, emphasizing the bank’s unwavering support for SMEs, which are considered the backbone of the Nigerian economy. Joda stated, “SMEs are the driving force behind economic growth, and we are committed to providing the necessary support and resources to help them flourish.”

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The forum provided a platform for SME customers to share their experiences, challenges, and insights, while also fostering networking opportunities with their peers. Interactive sessions addressed critical topics such as access to finance and business development, focusing on the specific needs and challenges faced by Nigerian SMEs.

The bank’s commitment to SME growth was evident throughout the event, as it offered entrepreneurs an invaluable opportunity to connect with other business owners. Joda expressed the bank’s enthusiasm for hosting similar events in other states, reiterating their commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses across Nigeria.

The SME Customer Forum represents one of Accion Microfinance Bank’s ongoing initiatives to promote financial inclusion and support entrepreneurship in Nigeria. This further solidifies its position as a leading innovator and customer-centric institution within the microfinance sector.