Sterling Bank, EAS Collaborate to Elevate SMEs’ in Nigeria

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Nigerian SMEs to be elevated to global presence

Sterling Bank Ltd., a prominent commercial bank in Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Export and Sell Nigeria Limited (EAS), a leading international trade consultancy, to host the ‘Export to Wealth’ conference. Scheduled between March 6 and 7, this groundbreaking initiative aims to empower at least 2,000 export-ready businesses by providing practical tools and resources for successful sales on international retail platforms.

The collaboration between Sterling Bank and Export and Sell Nigeria Limited underscores the bank’s ongoing commitment to fostering economic growth and empowering businesses of all sizes to thrive in the global market. Drawing on their respective expertise, both organisations will unite to create an impactful event that equips entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of international trade.

The ‘Export to Wealth’ conference will feature workshops and networking opportunities designed to guide businesses through the export process. Attendees will gain insights into market trends, e-commerce strategies, and regulatory compliance, with a specific focus on accessing the United States market.

Mustapha Otaru, Chief Product Officer at Sterling Bank, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are excited to collaborate with Export and Sell Nigeria Limited to bring the Export to Wealth conference to fruition. This initiative aligns with our commitment to supporting local businesses and fostering economic development. By providing practical solutions and facilitating market access, we aim to empower businesses to scale and succeed globally.”

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Export and Sell, Nduka Udeh, emphasised the seminar’s objective of training Nigerian businesses with exportable products to identify opportunities in international markets, adhere to international standards in labelling and packaging, and ultimately earn foreign exchange through exports.

Export and Sell Nigeria Limited brings a wealth of experience in international trade and e-commerce, making it a valuable partner for Sterling Bank. Together, they aspire to contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s export sector and position businesses for success on the global stage.

Businesses interested in participating can register on the event website. This forthcoming event reinforces Sterling Bank’s commitment to developing small and medium-scale enterprises in Nigeria. Recently, the bank signed an agreement with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to disburse N5 billion in capital to businesses at a single-digit interest rate, aiming to stimulate sustainable growth in the real sector of the Nigerian economy.