Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), the entrepreneurial development unit of the Pan-Atlantic University commissioned its Green building located at KM 22 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos (within the same premises as Lagos Business School) on the 29th of January, 2015.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga was the Special Guest of Honour at this grand event. The Honourable Minister in his speech 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; in his words, “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”
In attendance were the Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc; Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria; Managing Director of Bank of Industry (BOI); Chairman of Ben TV, UK; Deputy Managing Director of Ecobank and other distinguished stakeholders in the SME space.
The purpose built 2,000 square meter Green Building has been designed to make learning integrated and enjoyable. 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% of energy when compared to building of similar size. The building was made possible by the support received from SMEs and other private sector organizations within EDC network.
In the words of the EDC Director , Mr. Peter Bamkole “The EDC building is about possibilities, can-do spirit and enhanced commitment to the SME sector”.
We appreciate your being part of the dream, we implore you to continue to ‘dream, believe, plan, & act’ as you continue your entrepreneurial journey.
Click to see pictures taking during the ‘Green Building’ commissioning.
To know more about the EDC, visit edc website www.edc.edu.ng