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Wednesday, April 7, 2021


...As MEGP Batch 4 training gets underway

The contributions of the Udom Emmanuel led administration towards entrepreneurial development has continued to receive commendations. The latest of these accolades came in today from the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Lucy Ekpenyong, at Orientation exercise/flag off of trainings for the 4th batch of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP). 

Ekpenyong, who relayed the goodwill message of the SMEDAN National coordinator said the Agency was proud to be associated with the consistent efforts of the Akwa Ibom State Government which is aimed at ensuring business literacy and properly equipping entrepreneurs in the State so as to enable them compete favourably at the national, nay, global stage.

Earlier in his remarks, lead facilitator of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP) and Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr Ime Uwah said the MEGP training which was in its 4th season had carefully designed modules and course outlines to ensure its effective impact on participants. Uwah stressed that the programme, though free to participants is actually provided for by the State Government whom he said was interested in helping entrepreneurs to be able to participate in the industrialization drive of the present administration. The Governor's Aide reiterated that the programme does not give handouts to participants but instead offers project based Assistances ranging from payment and facilitation of  business name registration with cac, small equipment financing, facilitation and financing of product registration with regulatory bodies, sundry inventory financing, amongst others.

Other speakers at the orientation exercise which included SA to the Governor on entrepreneurial development, Mrs Meflyn Anwana and the  MEGP alumni association president, Mr Abasiodiong Samuel urged participants to make the most of the opportunity of the MEGP training as such programmes outside the state would cost a fortune to attain.

The 4th batch of the MEGP training which commenced today will last for 12 weeks and will accommodate 200 trainees.

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