In an effort to uplift small-scale enterprises in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) orchestrates a comprehensive educational event. Aimed at Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) operators, this one-day sensitization program delves into the realms of intellectual property and unveils the manifold benefits of the FCT MSME One-Stop Shop initiative.
Mandated by the FCT Administration, the AEA spearheads the implementation of this program, striving to bridge the gap between MSME operators, regulatory bodies, and financial institutions.
The coordinator of the FCT MSME One-Stop Shop, Davis Aruleba, shares insights at the event themed “The Power of Intellectual Property Right, Trademark, Copyright, Patents, and Designs as Tools for Business Optimization.” He highlights that since its inception, over 6,000 operators have reaped the rewards of this program.
Aruleba underscores that the sensitization drive serves a dual purpose: to enlighten participants about the boundless opportunities offered by the program and to empower them with knowledge about their rights concerning intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights, and more.
“The FCT SMEs One-Stop Shop was established to champion the federal government’s ease of doing business initiative and to serve as a vital bridge between regulatory bodies and financial institutions. Since its establishment in 2018, over 6,000 SMEs have already reaped the benefits,” he affirms.
The event also featured an enlightening presentation on “Harnessing Intellectual Property Rights as Tools for Business Optimization,” shedding light on the pivotal role of intellectual property in propelling business success.