In its efforts to encourage young entrepreneurs to thrive, Gombe State Government said it will soon construct 27 modern markets across the 11 local governments areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the State state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the the opening ceremony of a three day capacity building workshop organized by Kambu International Nigeria Limited in collaboration with the Bank of Industry.
The workshop, themed “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Nation Building” was held at the Maidugu Hotel,GRA Gombe.
According to a statement by the Director-General ( Press Affairs) Government House, Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Yahaya was represented by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Nasiru Aliyu Muhammad said “The workshop came at a time, when the State Government is making deliberate efforts in empowering women and youths through skills acquisition trainings for self reliance, poverty reduction and human capital development for nation building.”
He said, to support the move, “the present administration plans to construct about 27 new modern markets for different variety of products across the eleven local government areas of the state.”
He added that the state government’s commitments to providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and its efforts to establish an industrial park, made the state ranked first on ease of doing business in the country.
In their goodwill messages, the state commissioner for Information and Culture, Julius Ishaya Lepes, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Naomi J.J. Awak, appreciated the organizers for choosing Gombe as host for the workshop, calling on the participants to be serious and use the opportunity to their advantage.
The capacity building workshop will take participants through: financial, legal and regulatory requirements, business visioning, leadership and entrepreneurship skills, financial and accounting records, networking using ICT, marketing and relationship marketing, brand and packaging as well as business plan development and management training.