Shettima Inaugurates National Council On MSMEs, Calls For Tech Deployment

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Vice President Kashim Shettima has inaugurated the National Council on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), charging its members to utilise technology and their expertise to enhance the sector’s growth.
Emphasizing President Bola Tinubu’s unwavering commitment to improving job security, VP Shettima in a statement by his spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha highlighted the critical role of MSMEs and younger Nigerians in driving job creation and economic stimulation.
“This council has a pivotal role to play in rekindling hope in the Nigerian project as President Tinubu is irrevocably committed to addressing the job security situation, especially within the MSMEs and the younger population,” VP Shettima stated.
Recognising the potential of technology, the vice president urged members to leverage its power to streamline processes and enhance service delivery.
The council’s mandate includes formulating policies to drive MSME development, fostering public-private partnerships, and promoting inter-agency collaboration.
Members of the newly inaugurated council include the vice president (chairman); minister of Industry, Trade and Investment (vice chairman); two governors from each of the six geo-political zones; ministers of Agriculture; Innovation, Science and Technology; and Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy; the senior special assistant to the president on Job Creation and MSMEs; a representative of the private sector and the director general of SMEDAN (secretary).


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