Leading financial institution, Access Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Herbert Wigwe has been billed among others to speak at the Harvesters’ Entrepreneurs Forum (HEF), holding on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.
Other speakers billed for the event include Mitchell Elegbe, Group Managing Director of Interswitch; Co-Founder of PiggyWest, Odun Eweniyi and the Covener of Harvesters’ Entrepreneurs Forum (HEF), Pastor Bolaji Idowu.
Speaking on the event, the convener who is the Lead Pastor of Harvester International Christian, Pastor Bolaji Idowu, said; “The event is the fourth in the series, entitled: Re-Imagining Africa’s path to prosperity through innovation, it will hold in four centres in Lagos. The speakers are chosen because they have demonstrated time-tested and valuable insights in their endeavours, thereby rewriting the African narrative.”
“This platform was prompted by the concerns for bridging the entrepreneurship deficits that has continue to limit the unleashing of the true potential of the African continent’s opportunities hence the facilitation of civic engagements and social development initiatives like the HEF, which has been premised upon the urgent and crucial interventionist initiative primarily aimed at providing a platform for business and enterprise development as well as aimed at equipping entrepreneurs and people of similar inclinations with practical and hands on business knowledge to help them achieve and sustain business success.’’
“We intend to bridge that knowledge gap by raising awareness as well as engage in conversations that will restore the dignity of sustainable wealth by pointing young people in our societies towards good modelling.”
“By this I mean, canvassing for modelling of young people’s lives and success stories around successful models whose success stories can be traced to dignified labour as against glamorising questionable sources of wealth.”
“This for us is the way to raise global role models and sustainable wealthy generations from the emerging African landscape. The church plans to launch a social initiative – the Harvesters Social Enterprise Award of US10,000 – to anyone who can initiate practical solutions to any of the myriad of social problems confronting the continent.”