Thursday, 25 February 2016

N600m Disbursed To Improve MSMES In Ogun - Ashiru


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The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, has said that Ogun State Government in collaboration with Bank of Industry (BOI) have disbursed about N600 million to encourage micro, small and medium scale businesses across the State through its loan scheme.
Ashiru made this known during a courtesy visit by Gesellschaft Fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German Technical Corporation, to his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He said that about 109 co-operative societies and seven SMEs have benefited from the loan scheme where thousands of direct and indirect employments have been created.
The Commissioner stated that the present administration led by Senator, Ibikunle Amosun was committed to drive MSMEs in the State through partnership with organisations to further enhance the growth of entrepreneurs in the State.
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Otunba Ashiru noted that the State would also focus on capacity building programme for MSMEs to develop businesses, noting that the State Government would also welcome initiatives to boost and improve commerce in the State.
 ‘’As you can see the State Government has put in place infrastructural development, good road networks and security to encourage MSMEs to do business in the State and we are ready to do more’’, The Commissioner said.
Also speaking, the State Enabling Environment Co-ordinator of GIZ, Mrs Ana Vinambres said the management of the organisation was following the trend of development in the State and is willing to support the State at improving the growth of MSMEs.     
She said the one stop shop initiative by the Government would further woo more investors to the State.

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