By: Our Correspondent
UYO, South-South, Nigeria – The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entrepreneurial Development, Meflyn Anwana, has urged entrepreneurs in Akwa Ibom State to devise creative ways to keep their businesses afloat in the post covid-19 era.
Anwana who noted that the economy may be turbulent in the days to come, urged the business community to keep their respective business value chains active so as to sustain mutual support and survive the trying times ahead.
The Special Assistant, who made the call at the Monthly meeting of the “My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme Alumni Network” commended the State Government for the various areas it has intervened to ameliorate the harsh economy and cushion the effects of the pandemic on businesses in the state.
Also, Director of Programmes, Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, Brian Ekwere intimated the Alumni network of the loan schemes, grants and other facilities currently floated by different governmental agencies and institutions; the eligibility criteria and application procedures.
Speaking earlier, members of the network thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel, for facilitating a tax relief for businesses in the state.
In their separate remarks, they said the relief will go a long way in encouraging enterprise across the state, and pledged to keep the fire of entrepreneurship in the state burning.
The My Entrepreneurship Goal Programme, (MEGP), encapsulates entrepreneurship essentials and basic skills training as well as core social and business values such as leadership, mentorship, partnership, networking and management, which assists entrepreneurs in defining their goals clearly and more objectively.
Entrepreneurship remains one of the key economic variables that serves as a catalyst to the growth of any economy.
Gov Emmanuel’s drive in promoting entrepreneurship will further strengthen the overall economic growth and development of the State.