The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has introduced a portal that would upgrade and connect the business activities of the MSMEs to the global market.
The portal would connect artisans to more clients, create jobs, improve proficiency through capacity building and assist to eradicate quackery among artisans and professionals in skills like mechanics, welders, barbers and others, were eligible to register on the platform that would cut across all states of the federation.
Umaru Dikko, director-general, represented by Yinka Fisher, Lagos State Coordinator, SMEDAN, said the project was done in collaboration with Global Sight Services Ltd, at the unveiling of the www.Naijaquickfix.com, an online advertising platform for certified artisans in the country on Tuesday in Lagos.
Dikko said Lagos artisans were used for the pilot scheme of the project that would have millions of artisans registered on the platform in the next two years.
Olayinka Oladunjoye, Lagos State commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, said Lagos State recognised the massive contribution of the MSME sector to economic development and the government would spare no costs in engendering the sector’s market visibility through online and traditional business promotion channels.
Oladunjoye, represented by Helen Adesina, deputy director in the ministry, said the introduction of the portal is a new channel of exposing and connecting MSMEs with their counterparts and customers in the global market space.