NIGERIA’S customer-friendly
telecommunications company,
9mobile, in further demonstration
of its commitment to the growth
of small businesses in the country
is once again primed to empower
Small and Medium scale Enterprises
(SMEs) in and around Lagos at its
quarterly business networking and
empowerment platform, Market
Access scheduled to take place on
Thursday, October 19.
Market Access organised in
partnership with the Enterprise
Development Centre of the Pan
Atlantic University, is a platform for
SME owners to interact with large
corporations with the objective of
sharing knowledge and strategies
that can enable the growth of startups
and small businesses.
The Lagos edition will hold at Zone
Conference Centre, Plot 9, Gbagada
Industrial Scheme, beside UPS,
Gbagada Expressway, Lagos. The
theme of the Lagos Market Access
forum is, ‘Access to Sustainable
Market for SMEs: Challenges &
Speaking about the forum,
the Director, Enterprise Market
Segment, 9mobile, Plato Syrimis,
said 9mobile Market Access
empowers potential entrepreneurs
by facilitating opportunities for them
to network and share knowledge/
ideas as this is an important driver
towards achieving their individual
“SMEs are enablers of national
economic development and one of
the ways that we can help them to
fulfil that role is to empower them
with the essential knowledge and
strategies they require to nurture
their businesses. 9mobile is an
innovative network and we are
delighted to continuously be at
the forefront of empowering SMEs
across Nigeria through the Market
Access platform”, he said.
Syrimis added that Lagos,
popularly referred to as the ‘Centre
of Excellence’ is also Nigeria’s
economic nerve centre. Therefore
hosting SMEs in the cosmopolitan
city has a much wider reach and
impact. “One of the major benefits
of bringing entrepreneurs together
under one roof to interact and
share ideas is to empower their
burgeoning businesses at no cost to
them. This is another demonstration
of how 9mobile delivers qualitative
service in keeping with its Naija
spirit”, he asserted. Since it
launched services into the Nigerian
market nine years ago, 9mobile has
supported enterprises across various
sectors through the development of
innovative solutions and platforms
which include the SME Arena,
MoreBusiness 2.0, Millionaire
Hunt, KwikCash, 9mobile Prize for
Innovation and 9mobile Prize for
Literature amongst others.

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