Gospel Business Men Seminar to Reveal Secret of Success


Rebecca Ejifoma

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is spreading its tentacles wide as an avenue to develop, equip and empower Nigerians for more exploits in the market places through its coming seminar in Lagos.

The 2016 Annual Business Seminar runs on the themes, ‘Essentials for Modern Enterprise’ and ‘Non-Oil Options in the Nigerian Economy’. While former will hold on Friday June 10 at the NECA House Event Centre, AlausaIkeja, the latter will hold on Saturday June 11 at the Lagos Sheraton and Towers at Bank-Anthony Way, Ikeja. The Friday seminar, billed for 5,000 for entry, is to show people how they can generate business ideas through essential soft skills for modern and business career growth with financial management skills for business management.

According to the District Coordinator, Mr. FolaAguda, “Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95 per cent of firms and 60-70 per cent of employment and generates a large share of new jobs in developing economies. They have specific strengths and weaknesses that may require specific strategic and management responses.”

Hence, this seminar will significantly build on local strengths, networks and support systems that can help Nigerian SMEs improve to meet the eminent challenges of globalisation.

The Saturday conference is for those who run companies and have established for years. This will reveal to them how they can expand their businesses.

“This is for us to grow the economy together. This is no more what the government can do but what individuals can do. More important than the money is the business generating ideas, your idea must be Implementable, Marketable and Fundable (IMF)”, Aguda added.

Meanwhile, the Chairman and CEO, TECO Ltd, Mr. Charles Aladewolu, explained that their intention is to tell people who they are, what they do, and share their testimonies.
“We impact the people, we impact the nation everywhere we are. Our contribution is to bring people who have knowledge in various fields together.”

Running in the country for 19 years, FGBMFI is a global network of business, career and professional men and women. There are thousands of chapters in over 160 nations of the world. With over 3000 chapters meeting in most major hotels and restaurants in cities across Nigeria, the Fellowship is a proud organisation with 4,000 members in the country. And it has 500 chapters in Lagos State.

The course content include: Exploring agricultural value chains in the Nigerian economy; managing productivity: the social media effect; accessing sectorial funding for SMEs; exploring opportunities in the solid mineral sector; overcoming current challenges in international business and empowered for exploits in the marketplace. Others are: starting and managing a successful poultry business, how to generate ideas for business, make profit, financial management skills for small business.

The seminars will have endowed faculties to handle the various topics. They are: the Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. KayodeFayemi; Principal partner, Concem Associates, Mr. AdeniyiOgunnusi; Mr. Anthony Ewelike; Mr. Charles Aladewolu; CEO, CFA Leverage, Mr. Fred AgbataJr; CEO, GlorylandIM Ltd, Mr. Mike Adegun and Mrs. WonuolaAdetayo, MD, Softskills Ltd among several others. Participants are assured of a great benefit for business development.