The Deputy Governor of Oyo state Engr. Raufu Olaniyan has said that the state government will continue to support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the state
He made this remarks on Sunday at the commissioning of a new shopping mall ATM located in the Oke Ado area of Ibadan.
Olaniyan stated that small scale businesses with adequate support have the potential to be a major employer of labour.
He reiterated the state’s government desire to support entrepreneurs who chose to do business in the state, stressing that the present administration has put necessary machinery in place to make doing business in Oyo state stress free.
Alhaja Adeogun Tunrayo Muslimat owner of ATM mall had earlier noted that her desire to set up business in the state aside profit was also borne out of her avidity to support the government in the area of job creation, and also boost the economy of her home state.
Among dignitaries at the event included the Olubadan of Ibadan land Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso 1, Mr Adejumo Special Adviser legislative matters to the governor of Oyo state, Alhaji Lateef Yusuf, Senior Special Assistant Political to the deputy governor Oyo state, Prof Malik Chairman Oyo state Pilgrimage board, Muslim Wing, Mr. Bimbo Adekanbi former commissioner Finance Oyo state, are among several dignitaries that graced the occasion.