Osinbajo inaugurates furniture cluster installation in Edo
By Jethro Ibileke
Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Benin, Edo State.
Osinbajo, who inaugurated the installation of MSMEs, noted that they were the top priority of the administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He assured that the furniture cluster would help create job opportunities for people working in the furniture sector.
According to him, âThis is a priority of President Buhari’s administration and as we are told, they are the engine of economic growth.
“This facility, as we have seen, is already equipped with advanced machinery and equipment, which I believe when used at full capacity told us they could produce maybe 250 pieces of furniture. by day, including doors, tables, dining tables and cabinets.
âSo I call on the Edo MSME with the furniture producing state to take full advantage of this facility to improve their production.
âIt’s equally remarkable, I think it’s the fact that the Edo state government is considering replicating furniture-making clusters in the 18 local government areas of the state and in some of the technical colleges.
“It is expected that whenever we find a state willing to cooperate to provide this type of facility, we are willing and ready to support, we are ready to support all of Governor Obaseki’s other efforts, be it in this facility. or in any other MSME in the state.
âOur MSME partners will ensure that end products from here meet global standards and are exported to the rest of the world,â he said.
Earlier in his speech, Governor Obaseki praised the Vice President for locating the furniture production facility in the state, describing it as a delight to him and to all the people of the state.
“I want to thank you for locating this facility in Edo State for the production of furniture, it is a pleasure for me and the people of Edo State that we are here to witness the start. from another slide in our quest to make Edo State great again.
“We are fortunate to have the primary resources needed to make furniture out of wood and available in our rainforests, and we have built a decades-old reputation for producing top quality furniture that is already shipped in a safe and secure environment. other part of Nigeria and around the world. .
âMr. Vice President, following your guard, we as the government of Edo State are also undertaking initiatives to boost MSME production in the State.
âWhat we plan to do now, sir, is to use this model to build similar facilities in six of our technical colleges,â he said.