Ogun Govt Presents Certificates To Successful Agro Business Owners

Hon. Commissioner for Industry, Trade  and Investment, Mrs Kikelomo Longe and the Senior Special Adviser on Agriculture to Gov. Abiodun  Dr.Angel  Adelaja kuye Presenting Certificate to one of the participants. 

The Ogun state governor is not resting on its oars to promote agro businesses in the state and across the country. 

To this end, the state government on Tuesday presented certificates to over 100 successful agro businesses who have engaged in the Nourishing Africa Agro Business Enterprise Support Programme.

The Programme was organised  by the state government in partnership with Nourishing Africa, an NGO to drive Agribusiness across Africa.

Dr. Angel Adelaja Addressing the participants

The Senior Special Adviser to governor Dapo Abiodun on Agriculture, Dr. Angel Adelaja Kuye at the sideline of presentation of certificates held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State said that  the programme was an opportunity for the participants to learn how to develop their businesses and run them professionally.

She equally stated that the training was part of the enormous plans of the current administration to boost the economy of the state through agriculture and provide favourable job opportunities for the youths.

Her words: "The programme is to drive Agribusinesses across Africa. It was an opportunity for them to learn how to develop their businesses, financial management and scale their businesses in a professional way.

 "We want to make sure our people become employers , this will move our state forward by creating more job opportunities" She concluded

Also the  Commissioner for Industry,  Trade  and Investment, Mrs Kikelomo Longe congratulated the participants, saying that the state government will continue to work assiduously to improve the ease of doing business in the state and has made provisions for MSME development and support.

The Chief Executive Officer of Nourishing Africa, Mrs Ify Munna disclosed that the Programme is a support programme which provides funds for agro businesses across Nigeria.

She stressed " We have created platform for the participants to engage in self assessment. We will be providing grant for some  businesses that may be selected to pitch their businesses and for many that will not be selected, we will refer them to our financial partners to provide financial assistance to them.

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