We Established “Let’s Partner With You” Organization To Bridge Gap Between Rich And Poor, Says NwokikeLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, May 13th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
An Enugu based non governmental organization, NGO,”Let’s Partner With You” says the major objective of its establishment is to provide the low income earners in Nigeria with the required financial assistance to enable them carry out their small businesses efficiently, as well as bridge the gap between the rich and poor.
It said the outfit, which started operation in 2011, has since inception, empowered millions of people in the society,via the provision of sustainable financial services such as savings, partnership, contribution, remittances, asset development, and business advisory services “mostly to the poor, petty traders, and the economically disadvantaged.
Briefing newsmen Thursday at the organisation’s corporate headquarters in Enugu on its activities,(MD/CEO) of the establishment, Chief Patrick Nwokike, said they are committed in putting smile on the faces of the poor in the society, as well as empowering operators of small and medium scale enterprises SMEs in Nigeria.
The organization, he said, had always been there for operators of SMEs, and poor traders, who find it difficult to assess commercial banks credit facilities, due to lack of collateral.
He said his passion for the empowerment of the poor and less privileged in the society started at his tendered age.
According to him, our mission is “To develop the quality, strength and growth of business irrespective of size and location, through the provision of sustainable financial services such as savings, partnership, contribution, remittances, asset development, and business advisory services, to petty traders, and the economically disadvantaged.
“We are into the human empowerment programme as a way of bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, which has been an age long issue in the society.
“Our vision is to be in the hearts of all prospective and potential business owners in Nigeria and beyond, as the most efficient and reliable business developer and partner.
“To manage and grow the financial base of both an individual and firm through contribution/investment.”
Chief Nwokike, disclosed that the establishment currently has about 23 branches across Nigeria, with a total of 4,000 (four thousand) staff, adding that it has concluded plans to open more branches in parts of the country.
The outfit he added, “offers three main services namely, Partnership, Daily Savings and Contribution”
Let’s Partner With You, he stated is committed in living up to the expectation of its mission and vision which is anchored on robust and quality services.
The organization boss,, also used the media interaction to dismissed recent rumours in some quarters that the outfit is presently facing serious financial challenges now threatening its operations.
He assured that the establishment “is “stable and has no problem”, adding that the perceived slow pace of payment allegedly experienced in the organization, is as a result of the economic meltdown being faced in the country due to the federal government’s change mantra, which is now a general issue, as it affects virtually every sectors of the economy, especially those in financial institutions.
“I want to use this medium to assure our people that Let’s Partner With You organization”, is stable, and strong, we have and are still providing employment opportunities for the teeming youth in our society, mainly graduates .
Chief Nwokike hinted that 90% Plans are currently underway to further expand our philantropic endavours to other parts of Nigeria and beyond.
“The low income earners are the pillars in every business in the world”.
“Skyscrapers cannot be built if they did not start the foundation on the ground, the sky scrapers are the bourgeois who can’t do business without the help of the average man.
“Our business is to make the average man indispensable in every business.
“The Americans have adopted this strategy which has enabled them to successfully defeat the law of gravity by moving to the pinnacle without coming down.
“The objectives for which the organization is established are,
to Partner with any individual especially low income earners like traders, market men and women, Akara Sellers, Butchers, Food Vendors, hair stylists e.t.c. who cannot obtain loans easily from banks due to non-availability of collaterals as requested by banks.
“By Partnering with them, we transmit money into their businesses (financial empowerment) therefore becoming dormant partners while they (the recipients) still remain the active partners.”
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