FG to inaugurate fishing cluster for 9,000 Kebbi farmers in 2020


From: AgroNature Admin

THE Federal Government has disclosed plans to inaugurate a fluster of fish farmers for 9,000 beneficiaries in 2020.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President disclosed this at the unveiling of Commercial Fishing Cluster for the 9,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MEMEs) in Birnin –Kebbi, Kebbi State.

“The commercial fishing cluster will be inaugurated next year (2020) in Kebbi, where over 9,000 MSMEs will benefit in the state,” says Osinbajo, adding that similar project would be created at least a minimum of one cluster for each state in the country.

“In the next level project, we have what we call ‘Share Facilities’ for MSMEs. We are trying to have 37 clusters across the nation. This will provide MSMEs the opportunities of working in an equipped cluster where they will have specific facilities for entering into the production of their products.”

“For example, a share butter cluster, people who use share butter for their project will be given the facilities where they can process their butter, package it; The government will provide the equipment and all that to make it easy for them, because a small producer may not be able to buy the equipment they need,” he stated.

According to him, the federal government intends to establish 37 clusters and has done three already.

He said the move was in furtherance of the government drive to promote the growth of small businesses across the country.

“Kebbi is the 24th State to host the clinic since its commencement across the country in 2017 where over 400,000 small businesses have been directly impacted.

“The MSMEs Clinic is an initiative aimed at driving the growth of small businesses by creating the necessary linkages between government regulatory agencies and prospective and existing micro enterprises,” Osinbajo added.

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