Stella Dimoko Acting President Osinbajo Says All Will Be Done To Support Local Producers And Manufacturers.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Acting President Osinbajo Says All Will Be Done To Support Local Producers And Manufacturers.

Determined to ensure that Federal Government’s business oriented regulatory agencies become facilitators for Micro, Small, & Medium Scale Enterprises, MSMES, the Buhari presidency would do all within its ability to support them and ensure they become thriving businesses.

This assurance was given earlier yesterday by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, during a visit to Aba, Abia State, where he participated in the First MSMES Clinics after the media launch in Abuja on Tuesday.

Using as an analogy, the story President Muhammadu Buhari once told him about the importance of taking care of people “who do the things that make us comfortable, the Vice President observed “it is important to pay attention to MSMES.

“We will spend time to ensure that we give those who produce locally all the support that we can give, and that is why we are doing this clinics.”

The Office of the Special Adviser on Economic Matters in the Presidency devised the idea of a Clinic to bridge the gap between medium and small scale businesses and government agencies such as Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC; Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON; National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC; Bank of Industry, BOI; Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS; Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC; and others.

The Clinic is meant to bring together all those agencies in one spot and at appointed times across the country to attend to the needs, questions and requests of people doing business. It was launched on Tuesday by Prof. Osinbajo and the first Clinic outside Abuja was today in Aba.

Subsequently, such clinics would be held in two different cities every month and those government agencies would be on hand to solve problems of business enterprises, take enquiries, explain government initiatives and educate the public about regulatory issues regarding MSMES in Nigeria.

Having launched in Abuja, the Vice President decided to personally attend the Clinic in Aba, today noting that “you can’t do much for manufacturing without coming to Aba,” and adding that Aba traders, artisans, tailors, shoemakers and others “are the bedrock of our economy.”

He urged those relevant FG agencies to see themselves as facilitators of the businesses and remove bottlenecks that are often reported when enterprises have something to do with the agencies.

The Vice President went round the stands of all the agencies at the Aba MSMES Clinic and also those of several businesses and local manufacturers, all of whom were obviously elated at the Federal Government’s gesture to re-orient the relationship between them and the agencies.

Commenting at the Clinic, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okpezie Ikpeazu, who accompanied the Vice President said “with the visit of the Acting President to Abia today, the story of Aba traders will change. The visit of the Acting President is a testimony that something new is happening here.”

Prof. Osinbajo who has since returned to Abuja, was also accompanied by the Industry, Trade and Investment Minister, Dr. Okey Enelamah, among several other senior government officials.


  1. Our politicians are full of big talks with little action.

  2. Y acting president,stella is there something you know about mr president and you are not telling us.

    1. When a president is not on seat, the give because the acting president. It doesn't have to be something fishy. It's the norn

    2. When a president is not on seat, the give because the acting president. It doesn't have to be something fishy. It's the norn

  3. The corruption in nafdac is terrible. When they come to inspect your factory even after you have met all requirements, you will still sort them in cash and kind. Then when you want to get nadfdac no nko, it will take ages. You will still need to sort them again to fast track the process which might take 3mths minimum as against 6mths-1yr. Meanwhile production has not started and you are already making you spend.

  4. Who will be your vice? We don't want the north again biko

  5. Hope it's well with President Bubu
    God grant him healing

  6. I have always known this man will make a good President if given the opportunity. Please God hear our cries oooo.

  7. Hmmm Acting President... I fear dat big News today.. It's well Nigeria...

  8. Wondering y AP wasn't driven through Port Harcourt road...
    Traders are happy indeed,which road will their exterior customers reach them with?


    Babatunde Monday Wrote....
    A while ago there was a rumor that President Buhari of Nigeria died in the UK but many dismissed it as a mere rumor.
    People of Nigeria, get ready for the worst because it is not a rumor but a reality.
    Buhari was rushed out of Nigeria in the middle of the night two days before his official leave, and was flown in an air ambulance to the UK for a major surgery. The surgery required that he undergo an organ transplant but his body rejected the new organ due to his age. Though not dead but he is in a vegetable state right now
    The doctors actually asked him to officially resign because they were not too sure of the success of the surgery but he refused and they went ahead with it. Sadly, Buhari did not survive the surgery and the outcome is being kept a top secret/
    Fellow Nigerians, you are being deceived right now because there is a high powered meeting being carried out by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and the Northern governors and they are planning now to remove the Vice President; as we speak.
    Chief Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are not part of this plot and that is where there will be trouble.
    Something is about to happen in Nigeria and please you people should not take this warning lightly. start buying food in the house because it will not be funny. Mysteriously too, I do not see the Vice president taking over power because there are strong forces against him already. meanwhile, Let The Counting Begin! Today Is The Sixth Day... More Four Days Ahead. ##copied##

  10. This one they are carrying rumours up and down so. It is well o

  11. Hian! How do you address a Vice President as 'Acting President' when the actual president is function?

    ~~~Her Majesty

  12. Acting president? It means the rumour is true then.

  13. it's well with you osibanjo.. God will see you thru

  14. Hmmmmm.......hope bubu is alive ooo, anyways, I pray for a better Nigeria

  15. chei thank you fab mum..educate these people..


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