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Edo Commissioner’s achievements in office excite SMEs operators

Edo Commissioner’s achievements in office excite SMEs operators

Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operators in Edo State have lauded the state Commissioner for Business, Trade and Cooperatives, Afie Braimoh on her efforts in repositioning the subsector in the state.

The operators commended the commissioner shortly after her presentation at the 9th session of the ‘Talk to the People’ webinar series.

The commissioner was a special guest at the webinar series with the theme: “MSME Development: A Vehicle for Achieving Economic Revolution in Edo State.”

The operators lauded the commissioner’s dexterity exhibited so far in the promotion of the local MSMEs.

At the webinar programme, she gave an account of her stewardship as well as the detailed analysis of the giant strides recorded by her ministry in the drive to promote and reposition the local MSME’s for improved productivity.

She also gave highlights of series of training conducted in collaboration with its development partners like the German GIZ, on financial re-engineering, modern management techniques, packaging, branding, and product promotions.

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She also shared some insights on the state government’s success story in its collaborative efforts with local partners such as the Bank of Industry, BoI, which she noted has contributed significantly to the self-sustenance of the local SMEs.

Speaking on the commissioner’s presentation, participants in the zoom webinar session, who are mainly owners of local MSMEs, and Edo indigenes in diaspora expressed satisfaction with her performance, hard work, foresight as well as tenacity in translating the government’s vision into reality.

A look at some of the social media messages posted by some of the participants in the programme were in total agreement with the commissioner’s submissions.

Some of the posts read: “Now, I see the importance of building a technology hub as we previously discussed at our very first meeting with you, and I’m optimistic it is feasible in due time with you at the helm of affairs.”

Another of the posts read: “I admire your humility and simplicity which some think they can take for granted but always end up failing because they do not know that you are like a sturdy engine built to succeed.”

Still another of the posts read: “Keep up the good work, ma. They will surely be written on the sands of time.”

There were also those that were a bit more direct and blunt. For instance, one of them wrote: “Not mincing words, I can vehemently and categorically assert that Edo State will undoubtedly be grateful to have you on board, having heard from diverse contributors about the successes recorded within the three months of your engagement in the office.

A particular participant who sounded a lot more subtle, personal, and emotional in his post reads thus: “Kudos, ma! You rock! May God reward your passionate efforts with multiple gains and satisfactions to your soul.”

The testimonies of the participants were unanimous that the commissioner had done exceedingly well in office especially with the “feminine touch and firmness” she has brought to bear in the discharge of her responsibilities as a commissioner.

The public sees her as a perfect fit for the job of transforming the status of local MSME’s in the state.