President Bola Tinubu’s fervent dedication to empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to drive the nation’s economy forward has been affirmed by Vice President Sen. Kashim Shettima at the 15th BRICS Summit.
Speaking during his visit to the BRICS Trade Fair, Vice President Shettima emphasized that empowering MSMEs is pivotal in harnessing the potential of the youth and women for economic progress.
The Vice President praised Tinubu’s compassionate leadership and foretold positive transformations in Nigeria’s future.
Shettima underlined the significance of MSME growth for families and the nation’s overall prosperity.
The BRICS Trade Fair, which hosted over 180 exhibitors from diverse sectors, earned Shettima’s commendation for fostering investment and trade prospects across the continent.
Nigeria’s active presence in South Africa’s digital economy, fashion, and mining sectors impressed Vice President Shettima, who sees it as a harbinger of greater things to come. Notably, he applauded the Nigerian investment outfit, Rose Bank, for funding a 40 billion Naira cassava project, foreseeing significant economic benefits across the nation.
Organized in collaboration with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition, the BRIC South Africa & SA BRICS Business Council’s Trade Fair coincided with the 15th BRICS Summit. The event aimed to boost intra-BRICS trade and investments through showcasing products and fostering business interactions.
Accompanying Vice President Shettima were Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Amb. Muhammad Haruna Manta, Consul-General Amb. Andrew Idi, and other esteemed government officials.