By Abba-Eku Onyeka Abuja
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar has again assured the private sector of government’s commitment towards creation of enabling environment for business to thrive.
This was made known in a statement signed for the Deputy Director, Press by Umar Maryam Yusuf, which said the minister stated this when the executive members of the Association of Skilled and Vocational Artisans of Nigeria (ASVAN) visited to her in Abuja.
Hajia Abubakar commended the visitors for their efforts in training and creating employment, particularly for the women and youths.
She expressed happiness for having keyed into the Federal Government’s policy of job creation and employment generation.
She said that the government can’t do it alone, she therefore pledged the readiness of the Ministry to collaborate with them to bring their plans to reality.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Association, Comrade Everest Obijuru informed the Minister that the association was an umbrella body of all artisans and skilled workers in the Country with structures in all the 36 States and the FCT, even as he disclosed that the association was created for poverty eradication through investment and wealth creation for its members.
Comrade Obijuru hinted that ASVAN is planning a three day national summit, to train and enlighten about ten thousand of its members drawn from across the country.
He said that the summit would also provide members the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Mr. Obijuru therefore sought the assistance of the Ministry and invited her to attend the summit as the special guest of honour