The Ojaja More scheme, a business support initiative established by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Adeyeye, has contributed N250 million to support Micro and Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Osun State.
The scheme, which was launched in 2022, has supported over 350 MSMEs to date, particularly vendors. Ojaja More provides MSMEs with a market to supply their goods, as well as compliance training and assessment.
“We have over 350 MSMEs who are basically our vendors and we have created a market for them to supply their goods and we have conducted training and compliance training and assessment to them with the support of some government agencies.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ojaja More, Orioye Gbayisemore, disclosed that the initiative will be expanding to other parts of the country in line with the Ooni of Ife’s core mandate to promote made-in-Nigeria products. MSMEs in Akure and Lagos are next to benefit from the scheme, as Ojaja More is set to open new branches in these places.
“OjajaMore remains one of the profound, timeless initiatives that is envisioned for the modernization of Ile-Ife, Osun State, and other Nigerian cities.
“We prioritize the support of our MSMEs being one of the core mandates from our principal to promote made-in-Nigeria products. Gbayisemore Emphasized
The Ojaja More scheme offers a number of benefits to MSMEs, including:
Access to a market to supply their goods Compliance training and assessment Support for the growth and development of their businesses