Tinubu's Aide, Nweze Meets SMEDAN AND NASENI For Development of Southeast

- Joyce Onuora, Abakaliki

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Community Engagement (South East), Barr. Mrs Chioma Nweze has recently visited to the office of NASENI and SMEDAN to foster ways of optimizing economic journey for the people of South East, being a potential instrument for empowering the region's most significant asset.

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) is an intervention agency of the Federal Government, under the Presidency whose mandate include championing home sustainable home initiatives for the industrialization for Nigeria. 

While, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) on the other hand has over the years led impactful initiatives resulting in creation of jobs and funding and facilitating supports for SMEs, which has secured over N7 billion for small and medium businesses and as well created 15,000 jobs across Nigeria.

According to the SSA, the visit to the MDAs among other things on Tuesday, January 23rd 2024, has reactivated the hunt for young companies and small businesses, cooperatives and talents, to finance developments in the South East. 

She said the meeting resolved that, exceptional talents be sought and sent to NASENI for training, while companies can go into public private partnerships, with the aim of financing local contents adding that cooperatives are to be formed and sent to SMEDAN for sponsorship and partnership, in all Southeast States of Nigeria 

"The visit epitomizes synergy and efforts boldly targeted at entrepreneurship and ways to eliminate the hurdles startups face in obtaining initial funding".

The office of the SSA to the President under economic savvy pilot, Barr. Chioma Nweze, is laying a robust foundation for economic affluence and societal advancement, by cultivating an entrepreneurial ethos which the Southeast can leverage on to unlock latent potential of its young population and motivate them from transition from job seekers to job innovators.

It stands as a testament to potentials, with access to finance, tailored training programmes, and mentorship. Business owners in the zone seeking such outlets can now grow successful businesses, which altimately is expected to lead to the birth of a new generation of innovative and resilient entrepreneurs who will drive South East's economic transformation."

Meanwhile, the office of the Special Assistant to the President on Community Development has been relentless in its efforts to better the lots of Southeast and nurture the zone in all around human and economic development. It has also successfully connected all the governors of the Southeast with the regional office in the pipeline, towards harnessing the peculiar demands of States in the zone in its broad blueprint.

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