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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has applauded President Tinubu’s administration for his unwavering commitment and support for the development and empowerment of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country targeted at boosting job creation and youth empowerment.

Ekiti News reports that the Governor gave the commendation on Wednesday while inspecting Ekiti MSME clinic housing the Ekiti Garment Hub in Ado-Ekiti, due for commissioning next week by Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Governor Oyebanji described youth development and job creation as key pillars of his administration’s development agenda.

The Governor while speaking with Journalists shortly after inspecting the project expressed his gratitude to the President for selecting Ekiti State as one of the few states to benefit from this phase of the Federal Government MSMEs support programme.

Governor Oyebanji, highlighting the economic impact of the growth of MSMEs on the development of the state and the nation’s economy, said the MSME clinic, which is a fashion and garment hub, would train Ekiti indigene in fashion designing, create more jobs and also improve the living condition of the residents.

The Governor said the hub would also serve as a catalyst for entrepreneur, providing necessary training and resources for individuals to start their businesses, achieve financial independence, and stimulate the economic growth of the state.

He said, “This is a project that the Federal Government is undertaking in Ekiti State in collaboration with the State government and we are grateful to the President for choosing Ekiti State as one of the few states that will benefit from this phase of the program and it is consonance with our promise to our people. You understand that job creation and youth development is one of the pillars of which we campaigned, so this hub will train Ekiti indigenes in fashion design, it will create job for them, it will also lead to the improvement in their living condition.

“From this place, life will be changed, and people will come in and learn skills that they can use to develop themselves going forward.

“I just came on inspection of the project as a forerunner to the visit of the Vice President who will be coming next week Saturday to commission this project and many more programes like this will come to Ekiti and we can only be grateful to the president and we don’t have a choice than to continue to support and pray for him.”

Governor Oyebanji restated the commitment of his administration to creating opportunities for the citizens to utilize their education and God – given talents to enhance their economic growth and development.

On the entourage of the Governor during the inspection were the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Adeoye Aribasoye; Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Mrs Tayo Adeola and other officials.

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