The 4th Annual FATE Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship
The 4th Annual Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship in July 2018 in Abuja and focused on the theme “Building Sustainable Businesses: The Case for Deepening Financial Literacy”. The highlight of the programme was the presentation of Summary Findings from the MSME Financial Literacy Survey developed by FATE Foundation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Nigeria.
The keynote speaker for the event, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, (MITI) spoke on the need to deepen financial literacy and the role MITI was playing. The panel speakers included Finance and Financial Literacy experts and influencers in Nigeria: Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, CBN; Modupe Ladipo, Fmr. Chairman, Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFinA); Thomas Isibor, Country Head, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Nigeria; Arabi Muhammed Tukur, MD/CEO, Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA); and Simi Nwogogu, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) who moderated the panel.
The dialogue ended with key policy recommendations and a focus on the need to enable entrepreneurs with the right financial data, insight and knowledge to guide their business growth.