Osinbajo to unveil projects for MSMEs in 8 states


VP Yemi Osinbajo

By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will simultaneously inaugurate common area facilities for the use of operators of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across eight states on Tuesday.

The projects were constructed to support small businesses across the country to overcome production and related challenges under the National MSMEs Shared Facility Scheme, Tola Adekunle-Johnson, Special Assistant to the President on MSMEs, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement on Friday on Abuja.

Adekunle-Johnson listed the projects to be inaugurated to include six hybrid Solar Systems installed at designated MSMEs clusters in Nasarawa, Enugu, Borno, Adamawa, Ekiti and Ondo states, and one ultra-modern tailoring and fashion facility each in Delta and Kogi.

“The eight facilities will be commissioned simultaneously on May 22, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“The facilities in Delta and Kogi regarded as the largest fashion hubs in the North-Central and South-South regions, and the other 6 were built in partnership with the state governments.

“The hub in Okene, Kogi, where the vice president will be physically present, will provide an enabling environment for garment makers and fashion designers in the state and put them on the path of sustainable growth.

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“The Kogi facility holds 200 world-class manuals with fully automated fashion equipment and a capacity to service 350 MSMEs daily and 110,000 yearly.

“The Kogi Fashion Shared Facility is equipped with Four and Two Heads Monogram Machines, Digital and Industrial Suit and Shirt Button Hole Machines, Button Tackers, Coil and Tinko Machines.

“Other machines include, Industrial Straight, Weaving and Hemming Machines, Industrial Pressers, Steam and Pressing Irons, Over-locking and Basin Machines, Industrial Button Holes Locking Machines Phoenix Machines, Digital Flix & Flock Cutting Machines, and six Head Screen Printing and Borderless Machines.’’

According to him, the Delta tailoring and fashion hub is similar to the Kogi facility, equipped with state-of-the-art machines situated at the Asaba Vocational Centre.

He said the facilities (Solar Systems) in Nasarawa, Enugu, Ekiti, Borno, Adamawa, and Ondo states were designed to complement other sources of power for MSMEs operating on the designated clusters.

Adekunle-Johnson said that other dignitaries expected to grace the main event in Kogi included Gov. Yahaya Bello, ministers, heads of agencies, captains of industries and other top officials from the Kogi government.


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