Brief History of NASME
The Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME National) was registered in 1996 as a Business Membership Organization (BMO) Not for Profit Organisation.
The Lagos State chapter being the most vibrant takes the lead in all activities to co-ordinate and promotes the growth and development of the MSME sector of the Nigerian economy. NASME was jointly conceived by promoters of MSMEs in the private sector and agencies of the federal government of Nigeria including the Bank of Industry, to serve as the apex organization that will coordinate MSME activities and interacts with local and foreign organizations whose services are vital to the development of MSMEs.
The Association provides a forum for interaction and adoption of a concerted approach to issues of strategic importance to the development of MSMEs. NASME is the only Nigerian private sector -led BMO affiliated to the World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (WASME) enjoying consultative status with the United Nations. NASME is equally being assisted through strategic collaborations with UNIDO, UNDP, IFC, Federal Ministries, several embassies and bilateral Chambers of Commerce on its various projects. The Association is committed to further advancing the NASME brand by providing high-quality and responsive services and building and strengthening partnerships nationwide in order to better serve her members