The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, says the establishments of industrial clusters will fast-track the realization of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan recently launched by the Federal Government. Abubakar stated this, yesterday, while launching the study on the viability of the existing Industrial Development Centres in preparation for redeveloping and transforming them into industrial clusters in Abuja. The underlying objective of the project, she said, was to establish state of the art Common Infrastructure Facility Centres that would resolve some of the challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) with particular regard to accessing work space and common amenities like internet access, water, power, roads e.t.c. “This is projected to improve the global competiveness of our SMEs, by reducing overhead costs and enjoying economies of scale as is usually the case with clusters.” she said.Add a comment
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar has reiterated the Federal Government’s support and commitment to the recently launched Accreditation framework for the provision of Business Development Services (BDS) and the re-launched Credit Information Portal for MSMES by The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). The launching of the business framework and the Credit Portal for MSMEs by SMEDAN and DFID-UK funded Growth and Employment in State (GEMS3) Programme is aimed at developing a national framework for the accreditation of BDS providers in Nigeria, as well as enhancing credit information portal for MSMEs; it is also instrumental to the promotion of BDSPs profile, increase value of MSMEs that will ultimately lead to their growth and improved performances.Add a comment
The core mission of National School Entrepreneurship Programme (N-SEP) is to deliver hands-on Entrepreneurship and Community Service learning in Primary and Secondary schools across Nigeria.
National School Entrepreneurship Programme (N-SEP) is set to provide access to functional and hands-on entrepreneurship and community service education to every primary and secondary school student in Nigeria so as to eliminate poverty, conflicts and massive youth unemployment.