Kwara State Social Investment Programmes (KWASSIP) has announced that it would sponsor at least 100 beneficiaries of Kwapreneurs to the 8th Kwara Trade Fair to showcase their products and services to a wider audience.
Kwapreneurs, a state government entrepreneurial scheme designed to support initiatives of people under 35 years of age with seed funds, granted 170 businesses loans between N250,000 to N300,000 in July.
The Director General of KWASSIP, Mohammed Brimah disclosed that the government is pleased to announce sponsorship for 100 winners of the non-interest loan scheme for young business owners, kwapreneurs, to the 8th Trade fair.
According to him, it is in line with government’s focus to support young business owners in promoting and growing their businesses.
The trade fair is organised by the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA) to showcase businesses in Kwara state.
Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) Kwara State chapter partnered with KWACCIMA to organise the Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSMEs) section to support the growth of their businesses and help sell their products, which KWASSIP keyed into to encourage outstanding beneficiaries from the Kwapreneurs scheme.
Brimah noted that the sponsorship highlighted Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led government’s undying commitment to empowering young people for sustainable development and inclusive growth in the state.
“This is a testament to the scope of Kwapreneurs as a scheme beyond granting loans.
It is an encompassing initiative that includes building capacity and providing continuous support for the businesses of beneficiaries to grow.
This is how we are different and seek to inspire our young people to succeed.
The Trade fair is scheduled to hold from 25th November to 7th December, 2021 at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin in different sessions.
Kwara state to sponsor 100 young business owners to 8th Trade Fair