founder of the Chair Centre Limited and Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, Mrs Ibukun Awosika is the Vice-Chairman.
Other members include the Chairman of Anambra Rice Mills, Mr Akai Egwuonu; the DG, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr Joseph Ari; the MD, Bank of Industry (BOI), Mr Kayode Pitan, the Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, Dr Dikko Radda and the Director, Industrial Development Department, Mr Adewale Bakare.
Also included in the committee are the representative of the Office of the Chief of Staff; the Technical Adviser to the Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Mr Kamar Bakrin, while the Special Assistant to the President on MSMEs, Mr Tola Johnson will serve as the Secretary and Coordinator of the project.
The mandate of the committee will among other things oversee the implementation of the various MSMEs support schemes captured in the NESP as well as the selection and enrollment of beneficiaries for the schemes.
The Federal Government had in Funtua, Katsina State recently launched the Mass Agriculture State Programme – the agric component of the economic sustainability plan aimed at cultivating at least 300,000 hectares across the 36 states and the FCT.