The opposition Labour Party (LP) Governorship Candidate in Ebonyi, Edward Nkwegu, said 250,000 jobs and 13,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME), would be created in the first two years of his administration, if elected.
With SMEs accounting for over 70% of total employment, Emirates is intentional about elevating this strategic group.
Katagum said this Monday in Abuja at a ceremony to mark the 2022 World MSMEs Day, organised by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
The programme, a World Bank initiative to be underwritten by the Kwara State Government, is designed to cushion the effects of COVID-19, improve the state of MSMEs to boost the local economy, and increase the employment rate in Kwara state.
The partnership focuses on key sectors of the economy and designed to have female entrepreneurs exposed to essential business skills like training, networking and the ELOY Foundation Business Toolkit, a compilation of business survival skills nuggets. The business shower will avail businesses a platform to pitch their ideas to win seed grants and join the ELOY Foundation Sustainable Empowerment Programme 2022. Participants will also be able to access the FirstGem single digit loan, where eligible
While businesses were being prepared for graduated impacts of energy and power sector deregulation, no one was ready for sudden effects of total reliance on fuel importation where price increase climbs steeply. This current situation lends credence to and it shows where we really are as a nation whose leadership believes everything must be imported. Now that we are in it, should we continue to fold our hands and bemoan out fate sine die or we should think out of the box to respond appropriately?
The National Deputy President of NASME, Otunba Gbemisola Oduntan gave the commendation while addressing participants at the event. She said the partnership with Unity Bank enabled NASME to roll out an engagement programme for women entrepreneurs in commemoration of the IWD, adding that the programme specifically targeted those in MSME sectors and provided a platform for corporate partners to join collaborative initiatives that will impact positively on the businesses of individual members of NASME in Lagos.
Clad in a black apron, the Governor set up the symbolic outdoor kitchen and prepared stir fried rice, the official meal of the occasion, in the full glare of the public.
Some Nigerian youths under the aegis of Nigerian Youth Initiative for Good Governance had vowed to mobilise the masses to occupy the headquarters of CBN if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to relieve Emefiele of his duty.
A statement issued in Abuja, on Saturday, by the Project Delivery Office (PDO) of the Scheme, said that the news of such payment was the handiwork of fraudsters seeking to scam unsuspecting members of the public.
Obi, who spoke at the third anniversary of Anaedo Online, explained that for Nigeria to achieve stable economic growth and development, the well formulated fiscal and monetary policies must be rigorously implemented to support local businesses especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which he said are the engine of the economy.
The Wema SME Business School, another first from the innovative bank, equipped Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with the basic management knowledge required to effectively run their businesses and respond to challenges in an ever demanding business environment.
He disclosed this at the workshop for MSMEs on insurance for their businesses organised by National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). Sanwo-Olu pointed out that products should be designed to meet the needs and address the peculiarities of MSMEs.
The Incubator Reality – Female Entrepreneurs’ forum, targeted towards the empowerment of young female entrepreneurs is a part of The Incubator Reality series. The virtual program was utilized as a tool to educate, empower and motivate the young women to expand their businesses and become successful entrepreneurs.
Osinbajo disclosed this on Sunday at the 33rd Inaugural Lecture of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State.
At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Governor’s Office, Akure, BoI Regional Head, Southwest, Michael Oye, said the event marked formal enlistment of the state in the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme.
He disclosed this during the national discourse on MSMEs in Abuja with the theme, ‘Little Beginnings; Huge Impact’
The fund, according to the bank, will be dedicated towards projects and other developmental initiatives embarked upon by the incumbent administration in the state.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Sunday night at the 4th National MSME Awards held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.
The state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, stated this in a special broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.