MR TAYO Kuti-George, Chairman,
Nigerian Association of Small Scale
Industrialists NASSI, Lagos State
Chapter, on Thursday advised his
members to work in harmony for
landmark achievements.
Kuti-George stated this yesterday
in Lagos that they could achieve the
feat through networking and capacity
building programmes.
“Sharing ideas and organising
workshops are necessary for goals to be
achieved in small scale organisations.
“One very effective way to achieve
this is for the organisations to work
together in unity and speak with one
voice, to attract the required support
from the necessary the government and
other appropriate quarters,” he said.
The NASSI chieftain said the
association was established in 1998
to create awareness and attract
government’s attention to their needs
and ensure national development.
According to him, such government
attention will enable the small scale
industries to contribute immensely to
the Gross Domestic Product GDP, of
the country.
“NASSI builds the capacity of
members to effectively run businesses
appropriately, as well as advocate
for government to create an enabling
environment for such activities to
thrive.
“One effective way of promoting and
marketing businesses is through trade
fairs and exhibitions,” he said.
Kuti-George said that Nigeria was a
country blessed with mineral resources,
arable farmland and abundant human
resources that could encourage
development in any sector, especially,
the agricultural sector.
“I implore us to come together to
see how we can attract investments,
to drive technology in the area of
agricultural growth,” he said.
Similarly, Mr Mohammad Mustafa,
Coordinator, NASSI, Badagry Business
Hub, said that youths could combat
unemployment by identifying the
societal needs and providing such
needs.
Mustafa said that part of the
association’s goals was to attract
members that could identify gaps in
the value chain, and provide solutions
to such problems.
He said that was one of the reasons
for the induction of the new members
into the association by the Badagry
Business Hub.


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