Diamond Bank Plc has pledged to provide more financial assistance to women entrepreneurs to enable them to contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth.
The bank’s Acting Head, Regional Businesses, North Directorate, Mr. Sufiyanu Garba, said this during the maiden edition of a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises workshop held in Abuja and tagged ‘Going from Good to Great’.
He said the bank was committed to the MSMEs empowerment drive, adding that the seminar was designed to broaden the business acumen of entrepreneurs.
Garba noted that women were very important for the development of the economy, adding that “at Diamond Bank, we are very supportive of women and this initiative is one of such ways to show this support.”
According to him, the aim of the workshop is to support women who are in business.
He said, “The bank hopes to inculcate that business idea into women; this is the reason we chose the theme of the workshop as ‘Good to Great’. We have had success stories from women who started virtually from nothing, who are today talking of turnover running into hundreds of millions of naira.
“We have also brought some of them here to share their success stories and challenges with women who are into the MSMEs, and intending ones.
“Diamond Bank is a retail bank with strong support for the MSMEs. Our customers are very important to us. This seminar is part of what we do to encourage them in business. If they have good business and bankable ideas, they can come to us, we look at it and if it is okay, we give them loan for such business.”