COMMUNIQUE

COMMUNIQUE

SMEs Will Stimulate The Growth And Development Of The Nigerian Economy If Properly Galvanized And Harnessed – LAPO Forum

A communiqué issued at the end of the 24thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Theme: Galvanizing SMEs Towards Inclusive Development.

PREAMBLE

The 24thedition of the Annual LAPO Development Forum, organized by Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), a not-for-profit development organization was held in Lagos under the theme: “Galvanizing SMEs for Inclusive Development.”

The Forum, chaired by Professor Pat. Utomi, a notable Political Economist and Management Expert was attended by key players in the financial sector, Civil Society Organisations, development institutions, government agencies, operators of micro, small and medium enterprises, policy makers, academic institutions and other critical stakeholders.