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By Guardian Nigeria
20 April 2022   |   2:42 am
Edo State Government has said it will sustain reforms and programmes that guarantee business growth in the state.

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Edo State Government has said it will sustain reforms and programmes that guarantee business growth in the state.

It also promised to ensure that businesses had access to funding and an enabling environment to succeed and contribute to the state’s economy.

The Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Mrs. Afishetu Braimoh, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said this at the opening of the second phase of a financial literacy workshop for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), yesterday, in Benin.

She said the workshop, aimed at enabling MSMEs to have access to funding to grow their businesses, was organised in collaboration with GIZ/SEDIN-GOPA.

The commissioner said that the gesture was to ensure enabling environment was created, while businesses had access to funding to succeed and, in turn, contribute to the state’s economy.

According to her, the state government is linking the first batch of more than 200 successful participants to credit sources.

Braimoh said: “During the first phase of the workshop, the manager of Benin office of Bank of Industry (BOI) sensitised participants to how to benefit from EDSG-BOI MSMEs funds worth over N2 billion.”

One of the facilitators at the workshop, Mr. Iyoha John, commended the state government for creating a platform for MSMEs to acquire skills to improve their businesses.

He said the programme also equipped participants with the requisite knowledge to increase sales and expand customer-base.

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