Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has acknowledged the willingness of his administration to companion with the Nigerian Inventory Change (NSE) within the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises within the State.
The Governor made this identified on Monday, whereas receiving in viewers the President, Council of Nigerian Inventory Change, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, on the Authorities Home, Umuahia, the place he enumerated the efforts of his authorities in direction of the promotion and improvement of SMEs.
He famous that his authorities recognized and made SME a pillar of improvement within the State and ensured that artisans have been assisted and sponsored abroad for coaching on automated shoe making as components of efforts to make them globally aggressive.
He assured that the identical gesture will quickly be prolonged to these within the garment and style business.
Whereas highlighting the contending points confronting SMEs within the State, resembling energy provide, automation, market share and finance, the Governor assured that the problems have been being tackled headlong and counseled leather-based and garment producers for exhibiting resilience of their work.
The State Chief Govt additionally used the event to commend the Lead Investor of Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, Mr Okey Nzenwa, for the profitable reactivation of the brewery together with its main model, Golden Guinea beer and warranted that his administration will quickly implement an motion plan that can guarantee Trendy Ceramics Umuahia can be reactivated.
He thanked the Nigerian Inventory Change staff for his or her plans and efforts in direction of the event of Small and Medium Enterprises and expressed his delight to be related to the Golden Guinea and Nigerian Inventory Change.
He assured of his collaboration in offering the wanted environment for the initiatives that promote SMEs and urged them to make sure their mission yields good fruits in Abia State.
“I do know that the return of Golden Guinea will deliver different good issues to the state”, he stated.
Talking earlier, the President, Council of Nigerian Inventory Change, Mr Otunba Ogunbanjo, acknowledged that the essence of the go to was to intimate the Governor of accessible alternatives within the Nigerian Inventory Change which is able to add worth to Small and Medium Enterprises within the State.
He described Abia State as the house of SMEs, whereas noting that the nation’s financial system which has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will be made to develop sooner by nurturing Small and Medium Enterprises.
He additionally famous the existence of established tips for SMEs participation in authorities contracts and procurements, whereas commending the Governor for his efforts in direction of the expansion of SMEs within the State.