By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A 26-man Micro, Small, Medium size Enterprises (MSMEs) council has been inaugurated by the Federal Government.
A statement signed by Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed that the council will see to the growth of MSMEs in the country.
Mr Akande said the council is chaired by the Vice President and has the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, as well as Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun as members.
Others are Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment; Minister of Mines and Steel Development; Minister of Youth Development; Minister of Communications and Minister of Budget and National Planning; Minister of Water Resources; Minister of Power, Works and Housing; Minister of Science and Tech; Minister of Agriculture; and Minister of Women Affairs.
On the council membership are Minister of Information; Minister of State Ministry of Budget and National Planning; CBN Governor; Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum; Economic Adviser to the President; SA on MSMEs to the Vice President; President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN); President of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) and; Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
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