Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the vice president revealed the government’s intention in Birnin Kebbi at the inauguration of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic, the 24th in the series.
“We plan to have 37 clusters across the nation, this will provide opportunity for MSMEs to walk into fully equipped clusters with specific facilities for end-to-end production of their products.”
Osinbajo further noted that the federal government had identified a minimum of one cluster per state for the project state.
In Kebbi State, Osinbajo revealed that the government have identified the commercial fishing cluster which is to be commissioned in next year and will benefit over 9000 MSMEs daily.”
The vice president acknowledged the resourcefulness of the Nigerian youth and add that their talents and creativity were all that countries required to achieve greatness.
Osinbanjo said that one of the things that emerged from just going around Kebbi State and all over the country was, the evidence that there was creativity, talent and so much enterprise and people were prepared to work hard.
“Young and old, people are making their contributions to the development of the economy and that is what makes countries great,” said Osinbanjo.
“It is the individual work of small businesses, young entrepreneurs that make counties great all over the world,” he said.
The current commitment by the government to boost the sector will thus have a ripple effect on the economy, create more jobs and improve the country’s GDP.