January 18, 2022

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Lagos: MSSN Alagbado Holds Maiden Edition Of Business Summit

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By Sodiq LawalAs part of its commitment to alleviating financial constraints and to better the lives of Muslims in Nigeria, the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Alagbado Central Branch in Lagos state on Sunday held the first edition of business summit.The summit themed: “Business Resilience’ which was held at Palmroof Event Center at Mao Junction, Alakuko area of the state is aimed at contributing to the economic empowerment of MSSN members and Muslims in general.Ustaz Ibrahim Fadipe, the Amir, MSSN Alagbado Central Branch in his welcome address said: “It’s my special pleasure to welcome you all to the maiden edition of the Business summit organized by MSSN Alagbado central branch. It’s a program that was conceived to contribute our quota to the economic empowerment of our members and Muslims in general.”We believe youth organizations should now focus on solving societal problems and at MSSN Alagbado, we want to set the pace for others. We started with skills acquisition program in October where we trained 20 people on different skills and as a follow-up program, we set up this program to educate, motivate and support our members to grow their business.“To achieve this, we have invited erudite scholars, business management gurus and CEOs of great businesses to dissect the central theme of this edition which is ” Business Resilience”.”I am confident of their competence and ability to do justice to the topic and am very sure you will enjoy their delivery.”Delivering his keynote address, the Amir MSSN Ojokoro Area Council, Mallam Mutohir Arogundade lauded the efforts of the MSSN Alagbado executives for organizing the summit.He encouraged the participants to be creative, have a good management and be reliance on others in order to have a suitable business.Mr. Abdul Wasii Olufemi, an astute management professional and a business consultant while speaking on the topic ‘Developing Business Plan and Financial Projection’ urged participants to be excellent in business and need to be at the cutting edge of their industry, own the space.He said: “Our businesses must be resilient and agile enough to adopt to change quickly and they must leverage on technology and innovation in service delivery because business is no longer the same.”He explained the need for every business owner to always grow digital and online, adding that using technology will make business to grow well.”The future is hinged on technology, so apart from the global trend, locally we continue to see that technology is now about 18% of GDP. ICT is the fastest-growing sector of the economy. Apart from that, technology and digital transformation is not just a megatrend, it underpins all the other megatrends in finance, engineering, and climate action which is topical right now,” he said.Also speaking, Mr. Shefiu Olabanjo, a chartered accountant and a business coach, while speaking on the topic ‘Business Challenges To Anticipate And Overcome’, appealed to all business owners to always work in team in order to have a suitable sustainable business.He urged participants to always be thinking strategic, comply with regulatory and take advantage of technology so that their businesses can thrive.Other discussants at the summit include Mr. Ibikunle Waliyullah (CEO Idea Global Link Intl’), MSSN stakeholders and host of others.This medium reports that the participants of the summit had earlier submitted a business proposal each to the MSSN Alagbado and Mrs Ojedele Balikis’s proposal was marked as the best and she was given a sum of hundred thousands (100,000naira) for her business.

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