Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, said on Tuesday that his state has keyed into the MSMEs Clinic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The MSMEs Clinic was designed to serve as one-stop shop to address the challenges faced by small businesses.
Governor Ahmed, who spoke to State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the MSMEs Clinic his state has “keyed into the programme because it is a programme that is luckily is in congruence with what we have already had in the state.”
He said the programme also aligned with the Kwara State Ministry of Human Capital Development.
“Don’t forget that we just built an international vocational centre, which we hope that the federal government and other institutions will take advantage of to begin see how to drive entrepreneurship beyond the current level of training we have in regular schools.”
He said the International Vocational and Technical College, inaugurated by Vice President Osinbajo in November last year, offers opportunity to train young Nigerians to acquire requisite skills to work in different sectors of the economy.
He expressed hope that the MSMEs Clinic would take advantage of the vocational and technical college.
Ahmed, who said his meeting with the vice president dwelt on updates on MSMEs in the state, said successes have been recorded in the sector, but declared that there were still challenges that needed to be tackled.