Honeywell tasks govt on ease of doing business for SMEs
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has identified functional basic infrastructure as a catalyst for the growth of small businesses in the country.
The firm in a statement made available to The Guardian, listed such infrastructure to include constant power supply, security, absence of multiple taxation, and access to soft loans.
Managing Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Olanrewaju Jaiyeola who stated this in Lagos during Honeywell Pasta Cooking Competition organized for corps members, at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp, Lagos, noted that a conducive environment will boost businesses and consequently engage restive youths productively.
Describing small businesses as the engine of growth of any economy, he said: “unemployment and the search for white collar jobs will reduce significantly if the youths are productively engaged with the provision of basic infrastructure for their ideas to thrive. Nigeria is blessed with innovative youths whose ideas, when fully encouraged, can transform the country to a greater height”.
He added, “At Honeywell, we strive to promote youth talents in such a way that they will be useful to themselves and the country entirely. That is why as a company, we always embrace sponsorship activities that will add value to Nigerian youths”.