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Enterprise Development Centre commissions green building

Enterprise Development Centre commissions green building

Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), the entrepreneurial development unit of the Pan-Atlantic University which seeks an integrated approach to entrepreneurial development in Nigeria has commissioned its Green building.

The building, located at Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos (within the same premises as Lagos Business School), was commissioned recently.

Olusegun Aganga, minister of industry, trade and investment, was the special guest of honour at this grand event. In his speech, the minister recounted his first experience with EDC while working with the Goldman Sachs, USA in 2010. He greatly commended EDC for its effort towards raising entrepreneurial leaders who will impact the society and the Nigerian economy at large.

According to him, “EDC has proven its commitment to facilitate access to market for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with the establishment of this magnificent building, EDC is indeed an inspiration”.

Established in January 2003, EDC started as Enterprise Development Services (EDS) and the purpose built 2,000 square meter Green Building has been designed to make learning integrated and enjoyable.

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The smart building consists of a 60-seater Amphitheatre, 54-seater Multi-purpose classroom, 50-seater innovation zone, digital board room, library, open bubbles /networking points, mini-accelerator, expert-in-residence offices, various ancillary units and offices.

The green building saves about 40 percent of energy when compared to building of similar size. The building was made possible by the support received from SMEs and other private sector organisations within EDC network.

Peter Bamkole, director of EDC said, “The EDC building is about possibilities, can-do spirit and enhanced commitment to the SME sector”.

EDC Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University was set up as a direct response to providing a holistic business development and support services to SMEs in Nigeria. EDC provides capacity building programmes and a variety of wrap-around services such as advisory services, mentoring, experts-in-residence, network meetings, access to market and information, implementation of organisational plans and more.