5,000 MSME operators empowered by Ogun State Government
About 5,000 traders were beneficiaries from the first phase of the State’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) clinic embarked upon by the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration
The clinic is aimed at improving financial inclusion, offer credit facilities, register new businesses and facilitate exports of goods manufactured in the state.
Consultant to the state governor on Commerce and Industry, Sola Arobieke, said during the MSMEs clinic held in Ijebu-Ode, that the programme hopes to improve the ease of doing business by giving MSMEs operators the needed facilities to improve their businesses.
She also affirmed that the clinic was in fulfilment of Governor Abiodun’s campaign promise to empower more traders in their businesses thereby boosting the state’s local economy, adding that the state government is looking to ensure elevated economic growth.
The maiden edition of the MSME Clinic held in Ijebu-Ode witnessed the registration of 120 new businesses by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), about 720 new bank account holders opened accounts with partnered banks like Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Sterling Bank.
Also, the traders enjoyed benefits in the areas of business registrations, product registration, access to bank loans, exportation and other incentives that bordered on setting up businesses and MSMEs growth.
The next phase of the MSMEs business clinic will hold on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta.