No fewer than 5,000 traders in Ogun State have benefitted from the first phase of the State’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) clinic embarked upon by the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government, for smooth take-off of small businesses.
The Consultant to the State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Ms. Sola Arobieke, made this known, while speaking to newsmen, during the MSMEs Clinic held in Ijebu-ode.
Arobieke stated that the MSMEs Clinic was in fulfilment of the campaign promises of Governor Abiodun, to empower more traders in their businesses towards boosting the state’s local economy.
According to her, over 5,000 participants from Ogun East benefitted in the areas of business registrations, product registration, access to bank loans, exportation and other incentives that bordered on setting up businesses and MSMEs growth.
Arobieke charged the participants to make good use of the opportunity availed them and make judicious use of the fund, so they could assess more.
She disclosed that government was working in synergy with bodies like National Association of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (NASMEs), Small and Medium Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Association of Small Business Owners Association of Nigeria (ASBON) and other small business owners to facilitate creation of more business outlets to ameliorate the sufferings of the less privileged.
In his remark, the Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Oludare Kadiri, called on the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture to improve on livelihood, promising that the State legislature was ready to make laws that would enhance the growth of MSMEs.
Meanwhile, the next phase of the MSMEs business clinic has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the Centenary hall, Ake, Abeokuta.
Wale Osunbiyi & Ismail Oladipo
Press Officers, Ministry of Commerce and Industry