The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode says only concerted efforts by federal and state governments would address the challenges confronting the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.
Governor Ambode who stated this during the Edition of the MSME Clinic in Lagos state, south Western part of the country said that there was need to encourage entrepreneurship to enhance the sector.
Ambode said that to change the narrative, governments should focus on strengthening the capacities of MSMEs to diversify the nation’s economy, create jobs and equitable opportunities for millions of Nigerians.
He commended the various interventions of federal government toward the sector, adding that his administration recognised the roles of MSMEs as the engine of growth and development in the state.
“This is why we have always been trailblazers in entrepreneurship and small enterprise development. Iam glad to affirm that we are happy to collaborate with the federal government in bringing this popular clinic series to our teeming MSMEs in the state,” Ambode said.
The Governor expressed the hope that the MSME clinic would bridge the gap between Lagos entrepreneurs and several government agencies, especially at the federal level.