LAGOS STATE EMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND (LSEFT) PARTNERS WITH NIGERIA ENTREPRENEURS AWARD TO HONOUR & CELEBRATE ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA
As part of its commitment to building and supporting economic growth and development in the country, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund is partnering with the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award to celebrate the immense contributions of outstanding entrepreneurs and organizations driving the economic growth and development in the country.
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSEFT) was established by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Law 2016 to provide financial support to residents of Lagos State to tackle unemployment through job and wealth creation.
The Executive Director of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award, Mr Uwabor Joshua, stated that despite the enormous challenges confronting Nigerian entrepreneurs, their contributions in economic growth and development, especially in the MSME space is undeniable. Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award is very passionate about celebrating & honouring these operators in the economy, noting that this partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund will go a long way in promoting entrepreneurial growth in Nigeria.
According to him, this year’s Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award will celebrate the innovative passion of some outstanding entrepreneurs and organizations for their significant contributions to the economic growth, making the economy more attractive to international and local investors. We are aware that entrepreneurs drive the economy, especially at the MSME level. What we are doing with Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award is not just only to celebrate them, but, also, to galvanise them to do more and accelerate economic recovery and stability.
Since the inception of the award in 2014, we have maintained the vision, increased the pace and consistently grew the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award to become the number one platform in Nigeria that celebrates entrepreneurs and organizations for their vital and significant contributions to the growth of the Nigeria economy with over five thousand (5000) persons in attendance so far and over eighty individuals and organization receiving the award. We have done this ceaselessly and tirelessly because we believe entrepreneurs are the moving force behind our economy.
Some of those who have received this prestigious award includes: Aiteo Group, Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo, Chief Cosmos Maduka, MTN Communications Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Dana Air, Ecobank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd, NPF Pensions Ltd, Nedcomoaks, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Fidelity Bank Plc, Pirotti Projects Ltd, Keystone Bank, Genesis Energy Group, Gesi Asamaowei, Dr Kennedy Okonkwo amongst many others.
A statement from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, affirms that the partnership with Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award will celebrate the contributions and passion of entrepreneurs who help in bringing ideas to life, drive economic growth and contribute significantly to expanding the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria.
This year’s edition of the Award which is the 6th in a roll, promises to be a world-class event that will leave all those who attend with a lasting impression and business relationships that will change their businesses for the best. After the 5th edition of the award which recorded a sharp rise in attendance, entrepreneurs and heads of organizations will once again be gathering in Lagos for this year’s edition of the award dinner, scheduled to hold on the 1st of December, 2019 at the Ball Room, Oriental Hotel Lekki Lagos, with the theme: Building a Prosperous Nation; MSME as an Economic Force.
Aside from the Award, there will also be exhibition opportunities for entrepreneurs and organization who will like to take advantage to position their products and services for others to see.
The Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award is an initiative of Emagez Solutions, and Supported the Global Entrepreneurship Network-Nigeria, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), African Entrepreneurs Foundation and Bloc Haus Ltd, endorsed by SMEDAN