April 19, 2024

Betsy Obaseki To Declare Open ‘Opportunity Fair’ For MSMEs, Says Hon. Braimoh

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Wife of the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki will on Wednesday, 7th 2022, declare  open ‘Opportunity Fair for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) to boost “Made-in-Edo Products” in the state.

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While addressing newsmen ahead of the event in Benin City, the Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Hon. Afishetu Braimoh said her ministry has taken another bold step to further expose the owners of Small and Medium Scales Business on how best to handle the nitty-gritty of their business through organizing a fair tagged “2022 Opportunity Fair MSMEs.”

According to Hon. Braimoh, the fair which is a maiden and first of its kind in the state, is the initiative of her ministry in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).

She added that the fair is slated to take place between 7th-10th September, 2022, with the theme: “Expanding Access for Nigerian MSMEs”.

The commissioner gave the breakdown and the activities connected therewith the fair while playing host to the Ambassadors of Made-in-Edo Products in her office.

She opined the fair is meant to showcase Made-in-Edo Products from different sectors  and will also include  exhibition, business clinics, presentations by regulatory bodies (SON, NAFDAC, CAC, BOI, BOA, NEPC, MFBs, MMRP) and networking opportunities.

She urged the operators of MSMEs in the state to take advantage of the fair which just connotes free opportunity and networking to strengthen their businesses.

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