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NACCIMA advocates: Prioritizing MSMEs crucial to slashing poverty and unemployment



NACCIMA advocates: Prioritizing MSMEs crucial to slashing poverty and unemployment

Mr. Dele Oye, the National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), emphasized the pivotal role of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in reducing poverty and unemployment during the investiture of Mr. Sam Otoboeze as the new President of Nsukka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine, and Agriculture (NSCCIMA).


Oye stressed that a developing country’s economic prosperity hinges on providing special attention to MSMEs, creating more job opportunities and alleviating poverty. He underscored the importance of Chambers of Commerce in shaping and boosting any economy, urging NACCIMA to forge strategic partnerships and stimulate growth, particularly in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


He highlighted the economic potential of Nsukka, citing resources like the unique Nsukka yellow pepper, honey, cashew, and palm produce. Oye expressed confidence that with the right strategies, these resources could transform the economic fortunes of the region.


Sen Okey Ezea, representing Enugu North Senatorial District, emphasized Nsukka’s strategic position to feed the entire South East zone. He pledged to collaborate with local stakeholders to revive the economic potential of the area.


In his acceptance speech, Otoboeze pledged to stimulate the economy through agriculture, attract investors, and create job opportunities for the youth. The event also marked the inauguration of new NSCCIMA executives and patrons of the chamber.

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