Facebook launches Africa’s first SME Council in Nigeria
The Council is part of Facebook’s ongoing pledge to help in supporting
small and medium sized businesses throughout Africa. The Nigerian SME Council
brings together Facebook Africa’s SME team and Nigerian business owners from
various industries, in a partnership designed to offer an improved digital
tools for business and customer growth.
Each businesses which is made up of a combination 15 vibrant
startups and established SMEs from a range of industries, brings with them a
wealth of unique experiences in understanding and embracing digital and mobile
strategies, as well as reaching the Nigerian customer – making them ideally
positioned to offer support to other companies who need it.
Facebook launches Africa’s first SME Council in Nigeria
Speaking at the launch, Abi Williams, Facebook’s SMB Sales
Manager, EMEA said:
“Small businesses form the backbone of most of the thriving
economies in the world, driving sustainable growth and creating jobs, and those
in Nigeria are no different. Facebook is strategically positioned to help SME’s
grow their businesses, and with a vibrant SME sector, Nigeria was a natural
choice in launching our very first SME Council on the African continent. With
35 million people in other countries connected to a Nigerian business on
Facebook, the global market has never been closer for Nigerian SMEs.”
Below is what you might need to know about the Nigerian SME Council:
The Nigerian SME Council is made up of 15 small-to-medium
sized business owners in varying sectors and locations across Nigeria,
including Lagos, Abuja and Enugu and Kano
The Nigerian SME Council joins 10 SME Councils across the
globe, including North America, Ireland, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden,
Poland, India and Brazil
Council members will meet a minimum of twice a year with
Facebook and Instagram teams to discuss successes and challenges, business
ideas and solutions
The Nigerian SME Council Members include:

Paylater, DigitxPlus, Wakanow, Afro Foods & Spice
Nigeria, The Legit Way Out, Easyshop Easycook, Hush’D,One Stop Baby Shop
Nigeria, Mamalette, Bombay to Beirut, GIGM.com, Naphtali Party Rentals, Ìkòkò,
and STM Magical Creations Ltd.


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