Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has officially commissioned and handed over a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development building to Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, a project purely designed for the Southeast zone.
The project which is a CBN 2011 intervention project was handed over in an event in Umuahia where the CBN boss was represented by the Deputy Director in CBN, Oluwole Owoeye.
Owoeye while imploring Abians and the entire Southeast to leverage and take advantage of the centre to develop their skills, described the project as part of corporate and social responsibility of CBN and that the centre was designed to develop the people’s skills in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
“In Nigeria we realised that for now, there are dearth of skills. People don’t have relevant skills. So the essence of this project is for people to develop skills in various areas, so that they can be independent on their own”.
“This one is the project the bank has developed for the southeast zone. My appeal is Abia and the entire Southeast should leverage and take advantage of this centre, come and develop their skills. We know that Aba is well known for a lot of SMEs, so I want to use this medium to appeal to the people in Aba, its environs and entire Abia to come and patronise this centre, so that we will build up their skills.
“We have shoe, slippers, bag and sandals making unit, bread, cake, chin-chin and custard marking unit, clothing and textile unit, auto mechanic and generator repairs, insecticide, Air freshner and perfume unit among others in this centre. So people from the southeast zone should come in and build their skills so that Nigeria will be a better place for all of us”. He added.