Nigeria’s fourth telecommunication operator declared its commitment to supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria by putting up the third edition of its entrepreneurship initiative tagged ‘The Hack’ that took place at the Garden city in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Many aspiring entrepreneurs driven to learn innovative business ideas attended the event held at L.A King Dome in Rumoumasi in River State, Nigeria.


Attendees of the event were welcomed by 9mobile’s Director of Enterprise Business, Olalekan Fatusa who attributed his amusement to the impressive turnout of the entrepreneurs for the Port Harcourt edition of ‘The Hack’, most especially the women.


While speaking, he guaranteed the participants that 9mobile through the program will help them improve proficiency in their businesses, “what are doing today is to show you how to grow your niche and improve businesses, as well as provide you with all the tools to scale”, he said. 


He further stated that by organizing programs to encourage entrepreneurship, we will be able to overcome unemployment in the country. “We firmly believe that, through entrepreneurship, we are on the road to overcoming unemployment in Nigeria”, he added.


Business growth expert, and key facilitator at the event, Tricia Olufemi-Olumide highlighted a number of business growth strategies such as product development, sales channel optimization, complimentary products and services, and strategic public relations tools for SMEs, which will help them grow their businesses.


9mobile’s Manager, Corporate and SMEs Markets, Oluwasegun Dawodu enlightened the participants about ‘The Hack’, that it is an intelligent shortcut to get something done because there are different ways of creating solutions, and one of this way is what 9mobile offers”.

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