The Maiden Edition of the Kogi MSME Workshop and Unveiling of Kogi MSME CLINIC to commemorate the International MSME Day which was held on Wednesday 29th June, 2022 at the Kogi State Government House, Lokoja recorded a huge success.
I owe this to the Almighty God and the commitment, support and unrelenting goodwill of my boss, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello who in words and actions continues to demonstrate great passion towards the Kogi Enterprise Development Agency and the enhancement of the MSME sector – which is what our agency represents.
My profound gratitude to Mrs Folashade Arike Ayoade, PhD, Secretary to the Government of Kogi State who honoured us not only with her presence but viable lessons to last a lifetime.
To the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Hon Gabriel Y Olofu who also doubles as the Chairman of Board of Trustees of KEDA and other members of KEDA Board of Trustees, your valuable contributions has made significant difference not just in KEDA but the MSME environment.
I want to appreciate our speakers, Alhaji Alwan Ali Hassan, Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture, Mrs Ifeoma Akabogu, Manager, Bank of Industry, Mrs Kuriyetu Ogirima, Regulatory Officer, National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and Prof John Olatunji Alabi PhD FNIM FCEnt FCAI FIICA FCSBE FCGPE FTIME CNA. Faculty of Management Sciences, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State. Your rich presentations and wealth of knowledge shared have definitely broaden our horizon and challenged entrepreneurs to take up their worlds.
Our esteemed panelists drawn from Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC); National Directorate of Employment (NDE); Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC); and The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), I appreciate the practical guides, satisfactory responses and quality information shared.
To the members of staff of Kogi Enterprise Development Agency (KEDA) thank you all for the team spirit, valuable contributions and efforts toward the successful hosting of this unprecedented event.
To all our entrepreneurs, I enjoin you to take this charge as fuel to ignite your fire, and to keep it burning brightly and widely until our state is transformed with your business ideas and solutions.
I am pleased to inform Kogites that the implementation of the MSMEs Clinic components unveiled kick starts shortly. These are: Kogi Enterprise Award,Technical Training And Workshops in select skill sets,
Bootcamp and Accelerator programs and Clinic for Startups.
I therefore encourage entrepreneurs to utilise this opportunity and initiatives.
God bless you All
Hajiya Rekiya Onaivo Sanni