Nigeria unemployment rates would be drastically reduced if wealthy citizens could look in the direction of capital funding for Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMEs).
This, according to Nkechi Ali-Balogun, the convener NECCI PR Roundtable Conference, would serve as a positive step in solving the menace of unemployment currently in the country.
Ali- Balogun stated that many wealthy Nigerians need to consider this option and invest in small businesses to develop cottage industry across Nigeria.
Speaking on Tuesday about the NECCI PR Roundtable Conference 2020, the convener said the conference has been running for two decades with support from many organisations.
” This is our 20th edition of this conference. We are focusing on the theme : “RAISING THE VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING CLARION – The Role of Public Relations in Growing the Enterprise Base through VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING”. We believe as communicators, we need to craft the right messages to pilot proper direction for this nationally” Ali- Balogun said.
According to Thelma Okohm project coordinator for the conference, annually the conference presents communique to governemnts at all levels in Nigeria on the best ways to address salients issues raised by the speakers.
She maintained this year’s edition will offer solutions to Federal Government on the best ways to leverage public relations in covering the gaps or the seeming disconnect between the government and the citizens.
The conference which holds virtually on Thursday October 29th, 2020 has among other speakers His Excellency, Peter Obi, the former Governor, Anambra State, Dr Biodun Adedipe, A. Abiodun and Associates and Prof. Joseph Nnanna, Development Bank of Nigeria and a host of others.