By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has renewed the determination of the Federal Government to reduce poverty among Nigerians to the nearest minimum level.
Speaking at the inauguration of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME) Clinic” in Akure, the Vice President assured the people of government’s efforts to assist the people in establishing Small and Medium scale Entrepreneurs.
He condemned those struggling tooth and nail with desperation to get back to power, saying rather than empowering the people to be employers of labour, they were busy introducing corruption.
According to him, while the corruption is desperately eating deep into the nation’s economy during their sixteen years in office, many life touching projects were either abandoned or cost inflated.
Earlier in his welcome address, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu laude the Federal Government for initiating the programme aimed at creating a platform for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to improve the living standard of citizens.
This he said is targeted at providing opportunity for the people to interact with relevant Federal Agencies and, in the process, obtain practical and on-the-spot solutions to their business challenges.
The Governor how ever noted that the programme is aimed at lifting the generality of the people from the shackles of poverty and underdevelopment.
The governor promised to reciprocate this kind gesture by ensuring that his administration create the right environment to support the programme to achieve the set objectives in the state.
Meanwhile, the Vice President had earlier on arrival visited the Devil of Akureland Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo has asked for continued support of Nigerians for the All Progressives Congress, APC led Federal Government in its quest to address challenges confronting the nation.
Prof Osinbajo said the government has chosen N Power programme to empower Youths for sustainable development while homegrown school programme of the present administration was conceptualized in solving the issue of malnutrition in schools as well as create employment.
Earlier, oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusu who had assured of the peoples support at all times solicited federal govts support in the realizaton of a teaching hospital in akure, the ondo state capital.
Most Federal Agencies like Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, Bank of Agric, Bank of Industry used the occasion to sensitise the people on how the could derive immediate benefits from their organisations.