Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
CBN boosts SMEs development, skills acquisition in South East

By Kalu Oko, Umuahia on 12/04/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 506

•CBN Headquarters.
•CBN Headquarters.

The Central Bank of Nigeria has completed and handed over the Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) building to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State.

The CBN intervention project which was conceived in 2011 was designed to boost skills acquisition and by extension, small and medium scale enterprises development in the South East geo-political zone.

The centre, which was built as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the apex bank, has many units for making shoes, slippers, bag and sandals making unit, bread, cake, chin-chin and Custard marking unit, clothing and textile unit, auto mechanic and generator repairs, insecticide, Air freshener and perfume unit among others.

Represented by a Deputy Director at the CBN, Mr. Oluwole Owoeye, during the handing over ceremony of the Centre, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the project was part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of CBN and appealed to people of the South East to leverage and take advantage of the centre in developing their skills.

“In Nigeria we realised that for now, there is dearth of skills. People don’t have relevant skills. So the essence of this thing is for people to develop skills in various areas, so that they can be independent,” the CBN Governor said.

“This one is the project the bank has developed for the south East zone. My appeal is Abia and the entire South East should leverage and take advantage of this centre, come and develop their skills. We know that Aba is well known for a lot of SMEs, so I want to use this medium to appeal to the people in Aba, its environs and entire Abia to come and patronise this centre, so that we will build up their skills,” the Governor appealed.

“”We have shoes, slippers, bags and sandals making unit; bread, cake, chin-chin and custard marking unit, clothing and textile unit, auto mechanic and generator repairs, insecticide, Air freshener and perfume unit among others in this centre. So people from the south East zone should come in and build their skills so that Nigeria will be a better place for all of us," he added.

Emefiele, who enjoined the Centre Director to always furnish the MOUAU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Otunta, with information about the Centre to enable him to assist in critical areas, also called on Abia State Government to assist MOUAU in supplying facilities which may be lacking at the centree to sustain it.

The Vice Chancellor commended Prof. Ikenna Oyido for his vision in attracting the project, his successor, Prof. Hilary Odo Edeoga, for sustaining the building of the Centre and the CBN for conceiving and completing the project.
Represented by Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Otunta said the CED was to make the university a foremost institution in Nigeria that provides comprehensive and highly accessible quality entrepreneurship education and training.

Welcoming guests, the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship at the university, Prof. Oji Onu Ekumankama, commended the CBN boss for reaffirming his interest in CED and in promoting entrepreneurial education and training in the university.

Ekumankama described the project as a big morale booster for CED with the goal to provide facilities and expertise for students of MOUAU and catchment community people and bolster the growth and development of SMEs through sustainable quality, effective and dynamic entrepreneurial coaching and assistance.

Source News Express

Posted 12/04/2017 8:47:29 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Group blasts Abia Govt. for neglecting persons with...

Biafra Youth League reschedules Congress, soon to launch...

Weatherman predicts sunshine today up North, rains over...

BREAKING NEWS: El-Rufai is Boko Haram’s executive commander...

Military hits Obasanjo

Nasarawa legislators insist on Al-Makura’s impeachment process

Nasarawa lawmakers demand emergency rule over Ombatse killings...

Northern Governors inaugurate committee to identify Boko Haram...

Obiano felicitates with Obi of Onitsha on 74th...

DELTA: Remove all illegal structures or face prosecution,...

NANS seeks financial support for hospitalised first class...

NEMA records 1,037 emergences in FCT

 

Latest News FG queries Magu, Keyamo over corruption charges against CCT Chairman Israel, Iran clash over nuclear threat Exodus hits Ekiti community over fear of attack by herdsmen Nigeria in a state of uncertainty and confusion under Buhari — Cardinal Onaiyekan Boss Mustapha, Rotimi Amaechi have derailed; they should resign now: HURIWA Fulani herdsmen fighting us because Benue frustrated 1804 Jihad — Ortom ‘Kano Big Girl’ arrested for impersonation No crisis in Nigeria; country in safe, competent hands — Minister It was horrible working with Pinnick-led NFF — Oliseh Police nabs 3 over Zamfara killings Bayelsa soon to become hub for medical tourism, says Obasanjo ‘Black Panther’ smashes Box Office records

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,992 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,532 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (253,144 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,801 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,156 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,789 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,251 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,600 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,861 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,793 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,259 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,591 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (446) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,797) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,932) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,503) Religion (677) Sports (1,434) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement