The Niger State Government on Saturday says it has disbursed 1 billion Naira loan to improve the capacity of small scale businesses in the state.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Danjuma Sallau, said this in Minna during a reception organised in his honour by the Association of Small Scale Businesses Operators.
Alhaji Sallau said government is doing everything possible to create enabling environment to enhance businesses, so as to uplift the standard of living of the people.
According to him, “very soon another N1 billion will be released to cushion the effect of economic hardship in doing business.’’
He advised the small business operators to explore the opportunity created by government to improve their businesses.
The Commissioner said that the ministry was determined to ensure effective information dissemination of government policies and programmes using the state media outfit.
The association’s Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Saidu, said its 2, 000 members were yet to benefit from government loan and called for their inclusion.
He said that the association would support government efforts aimed at improving the living standard of the people.
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