The Federal Government is working towards improving access to finance for Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum disclosed this in Abuja at the 2021Annual Conference of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) with the theme “The Role of Nigeria’s MSMEs, Export, Commodities, Trade & Investment in stabilising the Post Covid-19 Economy: Issues and Challenges”.
She said the recently inaugurated National Council on Monitoring and Evaluation of Executive Order 005 on local content by President Muhammadu Buhari will be a major game changer for MSMEs.
Speaker after speaker spoke at the occasion but the Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu gave an insight on how to reposition the nation’s economy.
The Chairman, CICAN Abuja, Frederick Idehai however, warned the government against making mistakes in the implementation of the AFCFTA in order not to become the greatest loser of the agreement.
High point of the occasion was the unveiling of the Special Independence Edition of CICAN Industry Tracker Magazine by the Minister Mariam Katagum supported by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Sector Matters and Secretary of the National Action Committee on AFCFTA, Francis Anatogu, DG, NADDC, representatives of Heads of Agencies of the Ministry and Resource persons.