In Anambra, Osinbajo Inaugurates a shoe-making Hub.
News Report August 25, 2021
NewsReport gathered that at Nkwelle Ezunaka Village in Anambra, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched an ultra-modern industrial shoe-making hub equipped with latest technologies.
Mr. Osinbajo hailed the complex as a “one-stop-shop digital leather and industrial hub” in an address at the occasion.
He said that the complex was capable of producing shoes that were comparable to those made in Europe.
The project, according to the vice president, is the nerve center of Nigeria’s Micro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises.
He stated that the Federal Government was totally dedicated to strengthening the commercial and economic climate in the South-East, and that it was willing to complete all of its ongoing projects in the region.
Mr. Osinbajo stated that the project was launched to help the country’s shoe and leather industry become more industrialized.
The incident was also described as historic by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
“Today is the day that my Economic Blueprint’s Industrialization Pillar finally takes hold.
“This is Nigeria’s most contemporary Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMs) complex,” says the author.
“It is home to an ultra-modern industrial shoe-making centre with cutting-edge technology, capable of producing shoes that are on par with those created in Europe on all levels.
Mr Obiano added, “This complex also houses nine agencies that play key responsibilities in supporting the country’s industrial sector.”
Bank of Industry, Nigerian Standard Organisation, Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, and Nigerian Export Promotion Council are among the entities he mentioned.
The Raw Materials Research and Development Council, the Industrial Training Fund, the National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Clinics for Viable Enterprises, and the Anambra State Small Business Agency, ASSBA, are among the others.
The governor described the complex as “the ideal intersection of dream and opportunity.”
Mariam Katagum, Minister of Trade, Investment, and Industry, stated that the federal government remained committed to industrialization as a means of empowering Nigerians.
Clement Chukwuka, ASSBA’s Managing Director, said the agency carefully used the CBN’s N2 billion MSME facility to build the complex.
He claimed that the initiative will leave a legacy that would benefit the state and the country as a whole.