The SME Council is part of Facebook’s pledge and commitment to help and support small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa at large.
According to Facebook, the Nigerian SME Council will bring together Facebook Africa’s SME team and Nigerian small and medium business owners from several ranges of industries. This partnership is designed to offer better online tools for business and customer growth.
The council is made up of a combination of 15 vibrant startups and established SMEs various industries. This should help the SMEs and provide understanding and experience in embracing mobile and digital strategies, and to be able to reach the Nigerian customer with ease. It will also equip them to be more capable to support and help other companies that need their support.
Abi Williams, Facebook’s SMB Sales Manager, EMEA said at the launch:
“Most small businesses form the thriving economies in the world, drives sustainable growth and create jobs to its citizens, and those in Nigeria shouldn’t be different. Facebook is strategically positioned to assist SME’s grow their businesses, and with a vibrant SME sector, Nigeria was a natural choice to launch our very first SME Council on the African continent. With 35 million people in other countries connected to the Nigerian business on Facebook, the global market has never been this close to Nigerian SMEs.”