Equipping entrepreneurs with financial literacy skills
The emergence of Nigeria as the biggest economy in Africa has not led to the expansion of financial literacy in the country. Experts had argued that the provision of financial literacy training for consumers was necessary to develop the nation’s financial services markets.
Teaching handicraft for effective youth, national development
He watched as the machines threaded the material into fine shapes. His intent gaze examined every single worker as they passionately produced one of the men’s favourite fashion accessories – the bow tie.
Government loses $4.2bn yearly to smuggled textile, says Minister
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar has said Nigeria stands to earn over $325m yearly, as soon as the National Cotton, Textile and Garment Policy is fully implemented.
FBDS plans increased income, jobs through franchising
Franchise Business Development Services (FBDS), has pledged to nurture and develop entrepreneurial talent, promote good corporate governance and transparency to attract informal businesses to the formal sector.
Progressive policy, long term growth, others crucial to MSMEs sustainability
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, has said that a progressive policy framework, long-term growth is capable of sustaining the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MESMEs) in the country.
FG completes 73 ecological projects in 3 years, says Minister
The Minister of State, Industries, Trades and Investments, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar made the disclosure in Bauchi during a visit to Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of the state.
Support for small and medium enterprises
When Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar promised the other day that the Federal Government would assist the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to have better access to finance, her statement would seem another empty vow given that millions of such businesses .....
FG mulls reduced interest rate for local manufacturers in Q1 2018
The Federal Government’s commitment to support and encourage local manufacturing firms through access to cheap funds may soon be realised with the implementation of a reduced interest rate regime for local manufacturers in the first quarter of 2018.
‘Weak manufacturing sector should cause leaders to worry’
Though the nation prides itself as an oil rich country, its leaders, both present and aspiring, need to be worried if the manufacturing sector is weak or non-existent.