Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) holds the key to the development of the nation’s economy.
Inaugurating the 1.5 megawatts Independent Power Plant (IPP) at the Sura Shopping Complex in Lagos on Friday, Osinbajo urged the private sector to key into achieving the Federal Government’s economic development goals through MSMEs.
He said that the federal government would continue to implement visible improvements, reforms and interventions that would be impactful in people’s lives and businesses across the country.
“This cannot be achieved without government partnering with private sector, development partners and fellow Nigerians after it has created the enabling environment.
“ We are committed to being transparent as we strive to make Nigeria an easier and cheaper place in which to do business. You all have a critical role to play in ensuring that we succeed.
“Sura Shopping Complex now has reliable, affordable power, thanks to private sector and the government working hand-in-hand.
“As a result, the small businesses in this shopping complex will be more productive. We have made another dent in unemployment and poverty reduction.
“My hope is that we can apply the same formula – innovation, resilience, and partnership – to help Nigeria realise its potential,’’ he said.