20 August 202 by DORCAS GWANI
The Plateau State Government says its top priority is to revamp the
Economy by boosting the development of Small and Medium Enterprises.
The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Joseph Abbe stated this during the opening ceremony of a two day capacity building workshop organized for Business Membership Organizations, BMOs, and Trade Associations in Jos.
Mr. Abbe explained that the State Government was working towards setting a “one stop shop” for investors and business owners to confront the challenges caused by the pandemic and ease registration of businesses in the State.
He said to address the current challenges confronting BMOs, Non Governmental Organizations, NGOs, Trade Associations, Small and medium enterprises, the
State Government decided to put together the workshop to boost the economy.
The Deputy Director, Policy, Partnership and Coordination Development, Alh. Idris Gambo who represented the Director General of the Small And Medium Enterprises Development Agency Of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Alh. Dikko Umaru said the essence of the workshop was to enable them take stock and also set targets for the BMOs.
Earlier, in an address of welcome, a Deputy Director in SMEDAN, Mr Isreal Ikyumior tasked participants to open up and share their experiences and also use the opportunity to get clarifications over issues affecting the growth of their businesses.
He also encouraged them to put into practice whatever was taught during the training.
The workshop which drew participants from some selected States across the Federation is geared towards enhancing BMOs.