The Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has assured entrepreneurs in the state of an enabling business environment to grow the state’s economy.
Al-Makura gave the assurance in Lafia, the state capital, North-Central Nigeria, at the Nasarawa Entrepreneur Summit, organized by SKDC Global Links Ltd.
The Governor was represented by Mr Stephen Dogo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce at the occasion.
He, however, called on the entrepreneurs to leverage on the various opportunities in the state to redirect their energy for self-development and grow the economy of the state:
“This administration will continue to provide an enabling environment for business to thrive.
“There cannot be a better time than this to discuss critical issues in our quest for economic transformation, using entrepreneurs.
“It is true that this summit has set a pace for us to reach the promise land of our state.”
Al-Makura said his administration had developed a policy that would transform the state into a vibrant economy:
“It may interest you to know that this administration has put in place revolving loan to assist entrepreneurs in the state.
“So far, we have given loan to the members of Nigeria Association of Small Scale Industrialist Nasarawa chapter, Market Women Association and Women Co-operative Groups, among others.”
The co-ordinator, Nasarawa Entrepreneur Summit, Stella Ajige, said the summit was organized to change the mindset of unemployed youths waiting for white-collar jobs.
She added the summit was to discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in Nasarawa state and enlighten them on how to create their own support systems to address the challenges.
The summit featured exhibitions, presentations and lectures on various skills.
Written by Amaka E. Nliam