Shettima to launch adire factory in Ogun Tuesday


The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, will declare open the Expanded National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Business Clinics in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday.

Shettima, who will embark on a one-day visit on Tuesday, will be hosted at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The Expanded National MSMEs Business Clinic is an initiative of the Federal Government executed in collaboration with state governments.

The clinic, the government said, would allow small business owners to meet regulatory bodies like the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, and others as well as feature grant presentations to qualified MSMEs.

The Vice President, Sunday PUNCH learnt, would also be opening the Fashion Hub project at the Old OGTV auditorium, where over 150 pieces of state-of-the-art tailoring equipment have been provided for stakeholders in the fashion industry.

Shettima will also unveil the Adire shared facility at Asero, Abeokuta.

Meanwhile, Shettima was in Katsina State on Saturday during which he met former president, Muhammadu Buhari, the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruq, and the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Usman.

Although it was said to be a private visit, the Vice President was welcomed to the state by Governor Dikko Radda at the Musa Yaradua International Airport shortly after which he moved to Daura.

The Vice President arrived at the former President’s residence around 1 p.m. and stayed with him for about 30 minutes.

Those who accompanied the Vice President to the former President’s residence included the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Bagudu; the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Abubakar, and former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

The team later left for the Emir of Daura’s palace where the Vice President also briefly met the royal father.



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