The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed continuous support for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the state to boost the economic strength of Nigeria’s business hub.
The Governor made the pledge in his address at the opening of the 4th Lagos State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises fair in Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folasade Jaji, said the potential of MSMEs was too attractive, numerous and enormous to be ignored by any government of the 21st century.
“It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction that we have committed to ensuring that the micro, small and medium enterprises sector of our state’s economy grows and flourishes beyond limits.
“In recognition of the importance of this sector in achieving our economic goals, this administration is focused on making Lagos a 21st century hyper-city through supporting local businesses.
“The potential of the MSME sector in creativity, entrepreneurship development, wealth creation, value addition and employment generation are too attractive to be ignored by any discerning government.
“This government will continue to create opportunities for MSMEs to thrive by focusing on the development of complementary infrastructure that helps improve competitiveness and productivity locally and globally,” he said.