ThE Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has formerly met with heads of Micro Small Medium Enterprise development partners comprising key actors from the public and private sectors.
A statement on Wednesday said that the meeting with Shettima and the Chief Executive Officers of the 19 Public and Private Sector Agencies saddled with the task of job creation and promotion of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Nigeria was held on Friday at the Presidential Villa.
The meeting according to the statement also aimed at appreciating the efforts and enthusiasm of the Vice President towards the development, support, and growth of MSMEs and job creation in Nigeria.
The stakeholders were led to the meeting by the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Charles Odii.
The stakeholders noted that, given the difficulties Nigeria is facing, an array of incentives are being put in place by the federal government to create more job opportunities.
The stakeholders therefore proposed, amongst others, that the National Council on MSMEs be formally inaugurated to enable critical stakeholders to contribute to the growth and development of MSMEs and create jobs.
They also urged the Federal Government to prevail on state governments to replicate and inaugurate state councils on MSMEs in their respective states.
Responding, Vice President, Kashim Shettima, expressed confidence in the capacity of the stakeholders, whom he described as very competent in their respective fields.
He charged other private sector players and financial institutions to emulate the good example shown by the bank to support 700,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises.
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