Tue. Jul 26th, 2022



The Commissioner for Information Dr Eze Chikamnayo has commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for giving priority to the development of SME in the state.

Dr Chikamnayo who made commendation while interacting with newsmen on the sidelines of the world SME dayalso lauded Governor Ikpeazu for building unprecedented capacity for Abia artisans to harness their talents and expand their businesses.    

He highlighted some of the achievements of the present administration in SME development to include: creation of ministry of SME Development, training of artisans abroad, setting up of the Enyimba automated shoe factory, leather and garment industries, granting of soft loans to entrepreneurs as well as provision of job opportunities for over five hundred thousand youths through direct and indirect involvement in shoe and garment production.

Dr. Chikamnayo who described Governor Ikpeazu as the number one SME Governor in Nigeria,noted that Abia won the award as SME Centre in Nigeria due to Governor Ikpeazu’s track record of achievements in SME development.

He said the ongoing SME workshop in the state will enable young artisans and entrepreneurs to be formed into clusters and thanked the Governor for his vision, innovation and tenacity of purpose which has brought Abia to the limelight not only in the SME sector but also in the area of human capacity development.

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