14 November 2020 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Director General of the Small Scale and Medium Enterprises, Dr. Dikko Umar Radda has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment in boosting the economy through small scale businesses.
He made this known during the launching of a COVID 19 survival fund under the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan to assist artisans and small scale business owners in Kano.
Dr Dikko who was represented by the North West Zonal Coordinator of SMEDAN, Ahmed Madaki Muhammad explained that fifty thousand beneficiaries were selected from different registered Associations.
He pointed out that the small scale and medium enterprise was created to ensure the development of the micro, small scale businesses.
Earlier, a staff of Bank of Industry, Emeka Nwosu said the beneficiaries were given 30,000 naira each to cushion the effects of COVID19.
Mr Nwosu appealed to all Nigerians to apply for the survival fund as it would go a long way in boosting small scale businesses.
Also speaking at the occasion the Special Assistant to Kano State Governor on automobile, Alhaji Idris Hassan commended the Federal Government for initiating the Nigeria sustainability Economic Plan to boost the economy and urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the palliative.
One of the beneficiaries, Aisha Bello who spoke to Radio Nigeria expressed her appreciation to the Federal Government and promised to use the money in procuring or repairing her sewing machine.
Beneficiaries were drawn from about 60 artisan groups which include Association of automobile technicians, Association of vulcanizers, Welder Association , Tailors among others.