The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) was founded in 1978 and registered under the land perpetual succession Act as a non-profit organization. It has a national secretariat, four zonal offices and branches in all the states of the federation and Abuja. The Association admits those in manufacturing, processing, mining and service industries and whose capital investment fall within the definition of small scale industry as may be reviewed from time to time by government
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To establish and maintain an association for the exchange of Ideas and techniques on issues relevant to the development of small scale industries.
2. To establish contact with government , Its institutions and other non-governmental organizations for the advancement and promotion of the small industries.
3. To contact, Consult, confer and cooperate with foreign agencies , institutions and organizations within and outside Nigeria for the purpose of enhancing the growth and development of small scale industries in Nigeria.
4. To develop a computer based information and documentation center for accessing reliable economic data for overall development of the small scale industries.
5. To source, provide and facilitate credit delivery to small scale industries as well as offer library services for SMEs.
The Association admits those in manufacturing, processing, mining and service industries and whose capital investment fall within the definition of small scale industry as may be reviewed from time to time by government.
NASSI is quite alert to the gender issues and has placed a high premium on encouraging women entrepreneurship. The Association has established a Women Wing to cater for their special needs apart from being well represented in the Executive Council o NASSI.
The are two braod industrial groups in the Association Namely:
(1) Manufacturing and Metal Fabriction
(2) Block an Concrete Moulding
(3) Agro Processing /Poultry & Animal Husbandry
(4) Textiles and Garment
(5) Cosmetics / Chemical
(6) Rubber and Plastics
(7) Leather and Shoe
(8) Animal Feeds / Fertilizers
(9) Wood ? Furniture
(10) Bakery / Confectionaries
(11) Wine / Alchohol
(12) Beverages and Food Drinks
(13) Tobacco Processing
(14) Paper Connversion
(15) Glass / Ceramics
(16) Mining and Minaral Extraction
(17) And Lots More
(1) Hotel / Catering
(2) Printing / Graphic Arts
(3) Photography / Photo-Processing
(4) Gold and Black Smithing
(5) Mechanical / Automobile Workshops
(6) General Civil Engineering Repairs
(7) Motor / transport Services
(8) Repar / General Maintainance
(9) Consultancy / training Services
(10) Business Center / Cyber Cafe
(11) Beauty / Barbing Saloon
(12) Fitness / Sauna Service / Medical
(13) Advertising Agencies
(14) Domestic Equipment Supply / Supply and Maintaince
(15) Haulage / Crane Hining Services
(16) Mining Equipment and Maintaince Services
(17) Agricultural / Civil Engineering Equipment Hiring and Maintaince Services
(18) Architectural / Civil Engineering Services
(19) Computer Science and Maintaince Services
(20) Legal / Accounting / Auditing Services
(22) General Cleanig Services