Osinbajo To Launch MSME Clinic In Kwara

MSME Clinic, Yemi Osinbajo, KwaraActing President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is set to launch a three-day Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinic on Thursday, February 23 for viable enterprises in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Recall that Acting President Osinbajo commissioned the Aba MSME clinic on January 26.

Aba is the commercial hub of Abia State in southeast Nigeria.

The Chief Operating Officer of the Kwara State MSME Bureau, Mr Segun Soewu, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, informed that the event would hold at the Banquet Hall, Ilorin by 10:00AM daily.

He described the clinic as an opportunity for MSME operators in the state to discuss the opportunities and challenges confronting their businesses.

The MSME Bureau boss added that business owners can also make inquiries about policies and regulations regarding their businesses from the Federal agencies that would be present at the programme.

He listed the agencies to include the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Nigerian Export-Import Bank and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Others are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Projects Development Institute, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.

Mr Soewu asked intending participants to contact the office of the Chief Operating Officer of the Kwara State MSME Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce and Cooperatives, Gambari Road in Ilorin.


Buhari Asks NASENI To Partner With Defence Industries Corp. On Invention

NASENIPresident Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to partner with the Defence Industries Corporation to manufacture the light weapons it has designed.

President Muhammadu Buhari said this on Friday after a presentation to him by the agency, led by its Vice Chairman, Professor Mohammed Haruna, at the Presidential Villa.

The President, who said that he was impressed by the achievements and inventions presented, also urged NASENI to do more to publicise its inventions for the benefit of Nigerians.

Apart from the light weapons and laboratory equipment, the agency also presented other inventions to the President including new energy-saving LED lamp products.

NASENI is a purpose built agency designed to conduct developmental work in the areas of manufacturing.

In August 2010, the agency said it had completed plans to establish centres of excellence and research on material science in nine universities in the Niger Delta region.