Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says the national Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs clinics are making a big impact on Nigeria’s economy.

Katagum spoke with State House correspondents after the first quarter meeting for the partners for MSMEs clinics presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

MSME Clinics were introduced by the Federal Government to bring together key frontline government agencies and stakeholders to interact together with a view of removing impending bottlenecks.

She said that meeting provided the stakeholders an opportunity to look at what had been done in the last year in concrete terms, the challenges and issues surrounding MSMEs.

She said there were deliberations on how to deliver on President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to take millions of Nigerians out of poverty and create jobs through the MSMEs.

The minister said that no fewer than 16 related agencies attended the meeting and made inputs on how to move forward.