Ease of Doing Business: FCTA pledges support for local entrepreneurs

She explained that the administration was impressed with the goods being produced by the entrepreneurs and would create an avenue to meet with each of them.

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pledged to look into the challenges faced by local entrepreneurs in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

The Minister of state for FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, made the pledge on Sunday in Abuja, in response to the request by an entrepreneur and organiser of 2022 locally made products exhibition, Ms Justina Wanda.

Aliyu said the FCT administration would provide an enabling environment for young producers of locally made goods to continue to excel.

She explained that the administration was impressed with the goods being produced by the entrepreneurs and would create an avenue to meet with each of them.

Represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Social Investment Programme, Mrs Chiwendu Eteyen – Amba, she encouraged the entrepreneurs to always work closely with the administration to meet up with their needs.

“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, the organiser of 2022 locally made goods exhibition and Chief Executive Officer of Justwan Dezign Couture, Wanda appealed to the FCT Administration and the Federal Government to help the upcoming entrepreneurs to succeed.

She said the essence of the exhibition was to show Nigerians and the international market that local entrepreneurs are capable of producing all kinds of products.

“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.”