The Federal Government has said it will intensify efforts to address any bottlenecks and challenges facing small businesses in Nigeria so they can grow bigger.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this at the 28th edition of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs Clinic held in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.
Addressing participants shortly after a tour of the exhibition stands at the MSMEs Clinic, Prof Osinbajo said, “After going round with His Excellency, the Governor, to see the different businesses exhibiting their products and services today, I want to further assure participants that every effort will be made to address the challenges and bottlenecks that they are facing.”
The VP encouraged them to “bring such issues to the attention of the MSME Clinics Secretariat to get assistance and quick responses from the relevant agencies.”
Prof. Osinbajo explained that the MSMEs Clinic, a Federal Government initiative to work with state governments to promote and support small and medium businesses, was designed to bring regulatory agencies whose work affects the business experience of MSMEs to meet with them.”
“So, the clinic gives MSMEs an opportunity to bring their business problems to the attention of regulatory agencies for the solution, outside the formal and sometimes intimidating head offices of these agencies.
“MSMEs Clinics have also helped the regulatory agencies, on their part, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that MSMEs face, and how to improve their services to help these businesses.”
Other dignitaries at the 28th MSME Clinic include Jigawa State Deputy Governor, Malam Umar Namadi Danmodi; Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu; Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Ahmed Zakari; HRH, Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najeeb Hussain Adamu; HRH, Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar; HRH, Emir of Gumel, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Sanni; among others.