SMEs Will Stimulate The Growth And Development Of The Nigerian Economy If Properly Galvanized And Harnessed – LAPO Forum

A communiqué issued at the end of the 24thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Theme: Galvanizing SMEs Towards Inclusive Development.



Elumelu Leads October 18 LAPO Discussions On SME Devt

Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings will lead stakeholder discussions on Galvanizing SMEs for Inclusive Development at this year’s Annual LAPO Development Forum. The Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria from 10am.


LAPO Launches Life Action Plus Ltd

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has established Life Action Plus Ltd, a national health maintenance organization (HMO) with a mission to improveaccess of Nigerians to quality health insurance services.


57,074 Receives Health Empowerment

LAPO improved the reproductive, maternal and child health of 57,074 community members through awareness creation and counseling in August 2017 with over 21,053 persons screened for various ailments including HIV, malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar and hepatitis.

Health Manager, Ayobami Honestus Obadiora who restated LAPO’s commitment to improving community access to health services said “good health is crucial and central to poverty reduction efforts.”


LAPO Builds Clients Financial Skills

LAPO is currently equipping clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank across the country with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage their various business undertakings.

The 12-month Business Management Training programme is being implemented in recognition of the fact that low financial literacy level often results in poor financial choices with negative consequences on the financial well-being of micro businesses.


Screen Regularly For Cancer, LAPO Advises Nigerians

LAPO has affirmed that increased awareness of the signs, symptoms and timely diagnosis of cancer ailments will improve survival and has therefore encouraged Nigerians to undertake regular screening for early detection.


LAPO Develops Leadership Skills of 36,052 Women

LAPO developed the leadership skills of 36,052women in August 2017 to enable them overcome socio-cultural and traditional inhibitions militating against their progress and the realization of their aspirations.



We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Edition of our Annual LAPO Quiz Competition for Senior Secondary Schools in Edo and Delta states.

LAPO, in collaboration with the Edo and Delta States Ministry of Education is organizing the competition with the objective of promoting understanding of sciences and providing an equitable platform for teachers and students to exchange ideas and learning experiences. This year’s competition is scheduled to hold from October 10th through 27th, 2017 as follows:


LAPOSupports Rural Farmers With N3.2bn

LAPO improved food security as well as enhanced the production capacity of 98,202  rural farmers with a loan disbursement of N3,233,018,500 billion between January and July, 2017.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobowho disclosed this while reviewing the performance of the LAPO Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI), during the period restated the organization’s commitment to Nigerian’ agricultural development. 


LAPO Screens 93,289 Community Members for Tropical Diseases

LAPO has advised women and other members of the public to embrace preventive health care practices including regular medical check up towards mitigating incidence of tropical diseases.

In a statement, Health Manager, Ayobami Honestus Obadiora stated that early detection of health conditions can be life-saving, noting that many people have succumbed to preventable ailments due to ignorance and negligence.


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