Special Assistant to the President on MSMEs, office of the Vice President, who also heads the National MSMEs Clinics Secretariat Mr Tola Johnson has stated that the 2020 edition of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) awards would be held in July as a virtual event.
According to Johnson, the award recipients and other participants would join the event via video-conference (zoom) from locations across the country.
Johnson disclosed that the decision to hold a virtual edition of the awards is in line with federal government’s directives on strict adherence to established protocols aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
He also added that the 2020 virtual edition of the awards would feature top innovative and outstanding MSMEs across the country that would be presented with top prizes in line with the objectives of the awards.
The first edition of the National MSME Award was held in 2018.The initiative is a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment and the following Federal Government Agencies: BOA, BOI, CAC, DBN, FIRS, ITF, NAFDAC, NITDA, NEXIM, NEPC, SMEDAN, RMRDC, and SON.
MSME National Awards is open to all Micro small and medium enterprises currently up and running in Nigeria. The award which is in different categories is open to indigenes and residents of Nigeria who are 18 years and above.