Sterling Bank Plc, has created the Made-By-Nigerians (MBN) platform designed to showcase the best products and services made by Nigerians, at home and abroad.
Confiance News gathered from a Thisday report on Monday.
The bank has also announced it will hold a fair from the 23rd to the 24th of December 2022 to exhibit the best Nigerian-made goods to the highest international standards.
Speaking at a recent press conference held in Lagos, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, said that participants should expect a spectacle comprising physical and virtual exhibitions, workshops, discounts, freebies, huge deals, games, refreshments, and entertainment, among others.
Abubakar said the two-day event is the perfect avenue for Nigerian businesses to showcase and promote their products on a global scale by connecting buyers, sellers, and everyone in the supply chain in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
He remarked that the bank is supporting the fair because it is on a mission to promote brands owned by Nigerians to help them build capacity, grow their businesses, and transform the Nigerian economic climate.
“We are passionate about growing the economy, and we believe this is one of the ways to do it,” he explained.
Suleiman added that over 300 merchants have registered on the platform and are ready to serve buyers with products of the highest quality.
He noted that the bank will support the businesses on the platform with access to professional services such as accounting, legal, and marketing, among others, in a bid to transform them from family-owned businesses into bankable entities that can attract professional employees, lending from banks, and new investors.