Footprint to Africa in partnership with Bodyline Fitness and Gym hosted some business moguls and professionals from within and outside the country at the Bodyline Fitness and Gym at Bank Road, Ikoyi ~ Lagos, Nigeria. Commenting on the event, the Managing Director, Footprint to Africa, Barrister Osita Oparugo said that the purpose of the gathering is for the young professionals to stay in an environment that is a clear departure from their work place in order to network and undertake some physical fitness exercises that will keep them in shape.
Speaking to Footprint to Africa, the Managing Director Lamudi Nigeria, Akwa Nyame-Mensah said that she was invited by Footprint to Africa to the networking event to meet other young people who are working in businesses in Nigeria. Nyame-Mensah said that she sees Footprint to Africa as a great platform to disseminate information as it is opened for great content and provide that content which people love reading about in Africa.
Next to speak to Footprint to Africa was Mr Brian Oji, CEO Business Connect, which is an entrepreneurship development magazine, with an online and radio program. Oji said that he came to Bodyline Fitness and Gym today due to the networking event being organized by Footprint to Africa.
Commenting on Footprint to Africa, Oji said “I am one of those who go to Footprint to Africa everyday because it is easily the most comprehensive made in Africa news platform I know of due to the kind of work I do in Business Connect Online, which is working with entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, South Africa among others. So we have the opportunity to meet different kinds of entrepreneurs across Africa. We have Africa in view in our own organization.
“For example in Nigeria I learnt that there is an energy bill that President Obama just passed into law last week, I think that gives me the opportunity thinking about how best to advise entrepreneurs where to invest to this thing. It gives me the opportunity to pick up trend which help you make more informed decisions, better quality information to the entrepreneurs, to help stimulate the SMEs which are need in Africa. If I can provide SMEs quality information, people can do better business. Footprint to Africa provides me the opportunity to give them that quality type of information.”