Udeagbala said provision of the needed infrastructure would restrict massive importation of foreign goods which could be produced locally as well as engender SME global competitiveness.
Represented at the event by his first Deputy President, Dele Oye, Udeagbala called for enhanced government’s attention at all levels for the development and growth of the SMEs in the country.
This, he said, would enable them to fully harness their growth potential as the veritable vehicles of inclusive economic growth and development.
He urged the organised private sector to work together with the government in a bid to effectively tackle the challenges faced by the SMEs.
Udeagbala assured stakeholders that NACCIMA remained committed to ensuring creation and sustenance of an enabling business environment for SMEs in Nigeria through policy advocacy.
“The association will, through its MSME Trade Group, continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the promotion of SMEs and significantly improve their contribution to sustainable growth and development of the nation’s economy,” he said.