Sterling BankIn view of the forthcoming 12th edition of the annual LEAP Africa CEO Conference, Sterling Bank Plc. in conjunction with LEAP Africa have earmarks to support the economic viability growth of the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises, and by extension, the proffers solutions to the lingering economic recession in Nigeria.

The Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Bank PLc., Mr. Henry Bassey, made this disclosure while addressing newsmen that the Bank and LEAP Africa have executed a partnership agreement which was fashioned to promote the viability of Nigeria’s economic and enhance Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMSEs) business development in the country.

The Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Bank PLc, Mr. Henry Bassey while addressing newsmen at a joint press conference organised by the two parties to the partnership agreement to announce the 12th edition of the annual LEAP Africa CEO Conference.

Mr. Henry Bassey statement disclosed as follows: “I am of the opinion that this year’s edition of LEAP Africa CEO conference will enhance entrepreneurial development and we are excited about it. We will continue to support the SMEs beyond this forum.”

The Founder, LEAP Africa, Ndidi Nwuneli, further disclosed that she have confidence in the Nigerian companies and youths had survived the downturn, adding that they were expected to continue to explore ways to stay afloat.

From Ndidi Nwuneli also reviewed that topics on financial management will top the agenda at the 12th edition of the LEAP Africa CEO conference.

She said as follows, “The more successful businesses become, the higher the stakes that can impede an entrepreneur’s success with respect to balancing growth with profitability”.

That the event would unfold in 3 stages and that challenges confronting SMEs encounter when facing rapid growth will be adumbrated upon and highlighted.

That another stage, will throw more light on certain considerations taken during the growth lifecycle and guide SMES, entrepreneurs in identifying and understanding people management, emotional intelligent, strategic planning, business development, technology innovative marketing, and many more germane topics.