The Bayelsa Government on Friday said it would sustain its support to indigenous Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) to stimulate the state’s economy, create wealth and generate employment.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Markson Daniel- Iworiso, gave the assurance shortly after interacting with some beneficiaries of the state’s micro-credit policy for SMEs.
Daniel-Iworiso commended the Bayelsa Micro Finance and Enterprises Development Agency (BYMEDA) for ensuring that entrepreneurs in the state took advantage of the opportunities offer by agency.
He commended the Izon Ebe Micro Finance Bank for assisting in developing businesses in the state.
He further noted that the micro finance bank was playing a pivotal role in ensuring that investors in the state got facilities from commercial banks.
Mr Ebiekure Eradiri, the Director General, of BYMEDA had earlier conducted the commissioner round the premises of some SMEs across the state.
Eradiri informed the commissioner that SMEs in the state were enjoying funding and training support from the state government.
Some of the indigenous business concerns visited included Big Shoe Corporate EL and DE Integrated and Akpowaiwai Agro Resources.
Others were King Koko Express, Pede Farms and Resort, and Izon Bakumo Enterprise, a welding company managed by a female, Bakumo Esther.
Highlight of the visit was the presentation of support plaque to the companies.