Following an International Business Meet & Greet, Selig Multimedia announced a new deal involving the Chief Mentorship Office in Nigeria, the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington and the non-profit U.S. Embassy for Peace.
The mentorship program aims to connect U.S. businesses with leading officials from all 36 Nigerian states. The program is open to business individuals across many sectors and industries, from CEOs to investors, with a focus on small and medium sized businesses.
“It’s a chance for U.S. businesspeople to both give and get help,” says Glenn Selig, CEO of Selig Multimedia. “Companies will grow and receive assistance from mentees, all while helping Nigeria develop as a nation.
“It is truly an honor and a blessing to be representing the Republic of Nigeria in this way.”
Selig Multimedia will oversee many parts of this new effort to develop Nigeria’s job and business environment: from vetting and connecting people and organizations to Nigerian leaders, to hosting more International Meet & Greets across the U.S.
International Meet & Greets will be a staple of connecting interested parties with Nigerian representatives throughout the program. With 10 planned events in major U.S. cities, more to be announced, it’s an open invitation for people and businesses to meet members of the mentorship office face to face. Attendees will have the chance to speak personally and in group discussions about how, by working together, Nigerian citizens and U.S. companies can meet their unique goals and needs.
The first event, hosted in Selig Multimedia’s home office in early November, allowed local organizations to discuss various business needs and challenges with Chika Sylva-Olejeme, Chief Mentorship Officer of the National Mentorship Office of Nigeria.
During his visit to Tampa, Sylva-Olejeme toured a health care company and spoke with prospective mentor companies at the Meet & Greet.
“I enjoyed the informal nature of these meetings and it validated to me the great interest there is for American companies to want to work with Nigerian companies and to want to do business in Nigeria,” says Sylva-Olejeme. “We are the gateway to business in Africa. And we want to make it easy for U.S. companies to succeed in Africa.”
More events are planned, such as a biannual awards gala in D.C., highlighting company success and honoring those involved. The gala will see attendance from members of Selig Multimedia, various Nigerian offices and embassies, participating companies, D.C. politicians and dignitaries. An annual event in both New York and D.C. will highlight the program’s capabilities as well.
The Chief Mentorship Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington D.C., is a new effort on behalf of the country of Nigeria. With a history of economic and business hardship, and an ongoing struggle with politically motivated violence, members of the mentorship program believe this is a chance to reform the youth and provide equal opportunity to those in need.
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SOURCE: Selig Multimedia, Inc.
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