Prof.Yemi Osibanjo has called for the sustenance of the Business Support Services and financing of 15,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Abuja Enterprises Agency (AEA) manages the MSMEs in the territory.
Osibanjo said this while inaugurating the FCT MSME ”One Stop Shop’ in Abuja on Thursday through the Minister of State,Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar.
He said that FCT MSME ”One Stop Shop’ was in line with government agenda aimed at boosting the business sector, adding that the intervention had created 12,517 jobs from 2015 to date.
Osibanjo said that the initiative was also designed to further facilitate synergy between the MSMEs and Business Support and Regulatory bodies and eliminate bureaucratic bottlenecks faced by the MEMEs in the country.
”This is not only deliberate but also a bold step taken by the present administration in the country in a bid to improve the ease of doing business,” he said.
The Managing Director of AEA, Mr Muhammad Arabi, said over 8,500 businesses were being sensitised on regulatory issues, government support programmes and projects.
Arabi said that MSMEs had been afforded the opportunity to directly interact with Business Regulatory and support institutions.
He said that the agency was committed to delivering the Ease of Doing Business initiative development by the administration which gave special attention to MSMEs Sub-Sector.
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