The Hon. Minister of state for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah has called on the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture,(ECCIMA) and the entire business community in the south east, to key into the Federal Government’s Next Level Agenda which hinges on Economic Industrialization and Diversification, through business growth and entrepreneurship development.
The Minister who was speaking on the theme; “Advancing the Growth of SMEs through Corporate Governance for Rapid Development“, said there are many ways through which one could benefit from the Next Level Agenda on entrepreneurship development.
Those opportunities, the Minister said was for small-scale entrepreneurs to plug into the numerous government micro-credit schemes like the Trader Moni, Market Moni, and Famer Moni, which the government is using to reach over 10million Nigerians.
Dr. Ogah said that he was aware of the critical imperative for the Enugu International Trade Fair to have it’s befitting structures and facilities built at the permanent site and promised that before the 32nd International Trade Fair, government would have done something about it.
The Minister acknowledged that the Enugu International Trade Fair has become an important business exhibition in West Africa and showcases the South Eastern Region as a hub for commercial trade and Industrialization, given its boundless opportunities and potentials.
Earlier, the President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA Mr. Emeka Nwandu said the Fair afforded another unique opportunity to refocus attention to the value, potentials and place of Enugu state in the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
He used the opportunity to express appreciation to the Media, particularly the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN and other Media stations for their commitment and support towards the successful hosting of the Fair.
Source: Voice of Nigeria