Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the establishment of clusters for small businesses in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT will increase productivity within the nation’s agriculture sector – thereby providing job openings, investment opportunities and assured food security
He said this in Birnin Kebbi at the inauguration of the national Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, the 24th in the series.
Osinbajo said the gesture was in consolidation of the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in growing the MSMEs sector in Nigeria.
“One of the Next Level projects which we intend to do for MSMEs is what we call Shared Facilities for MSMEs.
”We plan to have 37 clusters across the nation, this will provide opportunity for MSMEs to walk into fully equipped clusters with specific facilities for end-to-end production of their products.
“So, the Federal Government has identified a minimum of one cluster per state and in Kebbi State we have the commercial fishing cluster to be commissioned in next year by over 9000 MSMEs to access daily.”
Osinbajo took time out to visit the family of Abubakar Bunza, a beneficiary of the N-Agro programme, one of the components of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programmes.
Through his intervention, Bunza has tackled the problems of farming, poultry and livestock in communities around him