Awka-Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Uche Okafor, has lauded Miss Nancy Chidebe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of a shoe manufacturing company for creating job opportunities for fellow youths.
Mr Okafor made the commendation when he received Miss Chidebe and her team in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
The commissioner praised the quality of her products saying, “I love her products. They are of international standards. I have selected three pairs of shoes and two pairs of sandals for myself and placed orders for more.
“I advise you to follow up on your request for a loan facility from the Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA) to expand the business.
“The facility will definitely help you in purchasing raw materials and other items for manufacturing of shoes.
“I enjoin young person’s out there to emulate Miss Chidebe; learn skills as Anambra State Government is doing something in that regard through our `One Youth, One Skill’ programme.
“We must give Nancy every necessary support to succeed,’’ Okafor said.
Miss Chidebe while speaking of her mission said that the visit to the commissioner was to introduce her company that is producing a 100 per cent made in Anambra products in order to seek ASBA support.
She said that she was aware that soft loans were being given by Anambra State Government through the agency.
She revealed that her organisation had applied for loans and would follow procedures that would lead to eventual release of funds to her company.
Source: Anambra State Government