The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has promised to look into the challenges being faced by local entrepreneurs in Abuja, and provide the support they need to grow.
The Minister of state for the FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, said the administration would provide an enabling environment for young producers of locally made goods to continue to excel.
She further explained that the administration was impressed with the goods being produced by the entrepreneurs and will create an avenue to meet with each of them.
Mrs Aliyu, who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Social Investment Programme, Mrs. Chiwendu Eteyen – Amba 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.”
The organiser of the 2022 locally made goods exhibition and Chief Executive Officer of Justwan Dezign Couture, Justina Wanda urged both FCT Administration and the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs to succeed.
“We want the government to support us by providing easy, accessible and affordable access to raw materials for production.
“The exhibition is all about made in Nigeria products or brands in all forms, this also shows that we as local entrepreneurs can do it. We are telling the world that we are also good.“