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Fate Foundation and Union Bank Collaborate to Empower SMEs

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) said it has partnered with Fate Foundation to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.

The bank recently sponsored the eighth edition of the Fate Foundation Alumni Conference, which focused on expanding opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) in the country.

The conference, titled ‘Strategically Positioning Your Business: Opportunities in the New Dispensation’, took place on September 29, 2023.

The well-attended event provided an exceptional opportunity for the bank to partner with Fate Foundation to align their mutual objectives of fostering SME growth and enabling success for small business owners within Nigeria.

Speaking during the Fate Foundation Alumni Conference, chief brand and marketing officer of Union Bank, Olufunmilola Aluko said: “Union Bank is truly excited to be part of this exceptional event dedicated to empowering Nigerian entrepreneurs because this conference aligns with our organizational mission of enabling success for entrepreneurs.

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“This year’s conference is not just timely but a call to action. Entrepreneurs are the catalysts of change, innovation, and progress in a rapidly evolving world. Therefore, it is important to gather to discuss ways to move forward.”

Discussions during the parley involved various stakeholders and attendees, including chief executive officers and managing directors of major businesses, SME and MSME owners, exhibitors, and Fate Foundation Alumni who garnered insights and shared knowledge on crucial topical subjects essential for entrepreneurial growth and success from seasoned entrepreneurial leaders and influencers.

Fate Foundation is a non-profit organisation that seeks to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their businesses while also facilitating the development of an enabling business and thriving ecosystem. Over the years, the NGO has impacted over 7,500 graduates of their various Medium Scale and Medium Enterprise training programmes.

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