By Festus Fifen.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pledged to look into the challenges being faced by local entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital, Abuja as a way of enhancing the ease of doing business environment in the nation’s capital
This is sequel to a request by an entrepreneur and organiser of 2022 locally made products exhibition in Abuja, Justina Wanda.
The Minister of state for the FCT Dr Ramatu Aliyu, said the administration would provide an enabling environment for young producers of locally made goods to continue to excel.
Dr. Aliyu, who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Social Investment Programme, Mrs. Chiwendu Eteyen – Amba explained that the administration is impressed with the goods being produced by the entrepreneurs and will create an avenue to meet with each of them
She encouraged the entrepreneurs to always work closely with the administration to meet up with their needs. .
In her words, “FCT administration is impressed with what the entrepreneurs are doing especially the young ones. But finishing is a major thing that they must take serious.
“Again, the amount on the product matters because the materials for production are sourced locally within communities, so we should try as much as possible to see that our business and products are affordable”
The organiser of 2022 locally made goods exhibition and Chief Executive Officer of JUstwan Dezign Couture, Justina Wanda urged both FCT Administration and the Federal Government to help the upcoming entrepreneurs to succeed.
She said the essence of the event was to show Nigerians and the international market that, local entrepreneurs are capable of producing all kind of products.
“We want the government to support us by providing some opportunities for us to be getting materials for production.
“The exhibition is all about made in Nigeria products or brands in all forms, this also show that we as local entrepreneurs can do it. We are telling the world that we are also good”
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