The Enugu State Small Medium Enterprises Center (ESSMEC) in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BOI) has said that over 25,000 entrepreneurs in the state have received financial and training support services on entrepreneurship and enterprise development in the last two years.
It was disclosed by the Enugu State Government, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday 29 May 2017 in the cause of celebration of the country democracy day at the Michael Okpara Square.
Governor Ugwuanyi further disclosed as follows:
“Our drive for investments has been yielding desired dividends with the influx of both foreign and local businesses.
“Among the latest is Air Peace, which recently decided to build an aircraft hangar in Enugu while also making the state its regional hub for local and international flight operations.”
“It was also within this period that a historic international cargo flight touched down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
“We also performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the ENPOWER Free Trade Zone which was licensed by the Federal Government in Dec. 2015.
“These are great indicators that the state is the hub of business activities in the South-East.”
“Recall that on this day in 2015, I sincerely acknowledged the fast depleting revenue profile of the state owing to the slump in oil price and low internally generated revenue.
“I had assured you that my team would harness and apply every available resource with utmost transparency, honesty, prudence and equity to the benefit of the ordinary man.”
The Governor congratulated the general public for their prayers and support to the Nigeria government and the state government.
The Governor urged the general public to be law abiding citizens and that his administration will continue to make welfare, security of lives and property of its people priority to his administration and his administration would always work for the common good of the people.