National Development and Knowledge Economy in the Digital Age: Leapfrogging SMEs into the 21st Century

Emefiele, G. (2021-07-05)

Convocation Lecture for the 51st (2019) Convocation ceremonies


In my remarks today, which is entitled 'National Development and knowledge economy in the digital age: Leapfrogging SMEs into the 21st Century", i intend to highlight measures that can enable greater growth of SMEs in Nigeria using conventional and digital channels. I also intend not only to provoke the hearts and minds of our graduating students, but also challenge them into becoming part of the solution to a greater Nigeria, because despite the hues, cries and complaints about this country, this remains the land where finding a simple solution to a common problem and can lead to unimaginable financial prosperity. You just have to be focused on the right things.