The Kwara State Government has assured the Technology Incubation Centre of its collaboration to develop Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE) in the state.
The state Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology, Ibrahim Akaje, gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by the Technology Incubation Centre, Ilorin and Offa extension under the National Board for Technology Incubation, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in his office in Ilorin the state capital.
Akaje while commending the team for the visit, assured them of the present administration of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq commitment in eradicating poverty through the promotion of Entrepreneurship in the State.
He enjoined the management team of the Centre to continue to have the spirit of collaboration with the state government in ensuring that the Centre is fully utilized by the state as it was under-utilized before now.
The Commissioner also advised them to do more publicity and advocacy in order to reach out to youths, women and vulnerable across the 16 local government areas in the state and come up with a programme that will be of benefit to them because the state is blessed with enormous resources that are yet to be explored.
Earlier, The Centre Manager, Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) Ilorin, Mikhail Rilwan, applauded the state government under the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for deeming it fit to ensuring growth and development of the state and creating enabling environment for Small and Medium Enterprise to strive in the state.
Rilwan highlighted the activities of the center that was created in 2009 and responsible for enrollment of new entrepreneur to develop their skills and standardized it under the period of Six months.
The Centre Manager further solicited for the state government collaboration and the signing of Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the creation of Industrial Park in the State and also creates budgetary in Ministry annual expenditure for the development of the center.