By Zika Bobby August 15, 2016.
Efforts to reward entrepreneurship received a boost at the weekend as Wema Bank Plc rewarded the most creative designer at the finals of this year’s Nigeria Student Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW) with startup funds and SME packages for other participants.
The bank equally used the platform to enlighten participants on some innovations that afford convenience and safety of transaction as its customer.
The two-day event showcased over 30 designers from universities across the country.
Speaking on the bank’s involvement in NSFD, Head of Brand/Marketing Communications,Mrs.Odili Onome underscored the organization’s consistent commitment to sustainable development of its resident communities.
“As a leading financial institution in the country, the student campuses represent a major part of our resident communities and we are proud to identify with the core passion of the Nigerian students that constitute a good percentage of our loyal customers across the country.”
She added that “Wema Bank is passionate about empowering the creative youths in the country and the NSFDW Week provides the right platform for the bank to support young entrepreneurs in the Nigerian fashion industry because it is a sector that is evolving quite rapidly and there is also the need to encourage improved saving culture among the youths of the country.”