The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) of Nigeria has promised to investigate the difficulties faced by local business owners in Abuja, the capital of the country.
Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, the minister of state for the FCT, made the commitment on Sunday in Abuja in response to a plea from Ms. Justina Wanda, a businesswoman and the coordinator of the 2022 exhibition of locally created goods.
According to Aliyu, the FCT administration would create an environment that is supportive of young manufacturers of items created in the region.
She explained that the administration would set up a meeting with each entrepreneur since it was impressed with the products they were producing.
Mrs Chiwendu Eteyen – Amba, Senior Special Assistant on Social Investment Programme who represented Dr Ramatu Aliyu, encouraged the entrepreneurs to always work closely with the administration to meet up with their needs.
She said “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.”
Earlier, Wanda, the CEO of Justwan Dezign Couture and the organizer of the 2022 exhibition of locally created goods, made a plea to the FCT Administration and the Federal Government for assistance in fostering the success of aspiring entrepreneurs.
She claimed that the exhibition’s main goal was to demonstrate both Nigerians and the wider world market that local business owners are capable of creating a wide range of goods.
“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,” she said. (NAN)