NASSI Member bags political appointment

A member of NASSI Lagos, Chairman/CEO , SACfruits AFIE BRAIMOH’s name has been called to serve as one of the new Commissioners in Edo state by His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

She acknowledged the fact that her involvement in group like NASSI have helped her to achieve this feat and will help push the envelope forward. She also said she is thankful to be part of NASSI and showered encomiums on the leadership of the association.


NASSI visit Hon. Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Cooperative

NASSI on a courtesy visit to Hon. Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Cooperative in her office today. In attendance are the Commissioner, SA, PS, Directors of the ministry, NASSI Chairman, NASSI Fair LOC Chairman Excos and Committee Members. The visit was to strategize on staging a memorable 5th edition of NASSI MSME trade fair.


3rd Edition of NASSI MSME Trade Fair

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) 3rd edition of the annual NASSI MSME Trade Fair/Exhibition aimed at promoting made-in-Nigeria products in generally and made-in-Lagos in particular.

The weeklong event scheduled to come up between 8th and 14th, April, 2019 will have its formal opening inside the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos while exhibition will cover the premises.

The programme will be well attended by our esteemed members, players in the industry and important dignitaries from relevant ministries, agencies of government and general public.


NASSI MSME Fair: Lagos reiterates support for small businesses

The Lagos State government has restated its commitment to supporting operators of small businesses in the state.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode gave the commitment in a key-note address at the opening ceremony of the Second National Association of Small Scale Industrialists – Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (2nd NASSI MSME Fair) hosted by NASSI Lagos State Chapter, in Alausa, Lagos, with the theme, “MSMEs As Catalyst to Nigeria’s Export Promotion Agenda”.

Ambode who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Commerce, Industries and Co-operative, Mr. Abisoye Olalekan Akodu, noted that his administration has started implementing intervention programmes aimed at enhancing the productivity of small business owners and make their products more globally competitive. He stated: “Let me assure you that we will not relent in our commitment towards improving the lot of small businesses operating Lagos State until their transformation from Micro to Large scale operators becomes seamless and feasible.”

Ambode further assured the industrialists: “The commitment of this administration to the MSME sector has been established through numerous friendly programmes and projects. Some of these include but not limited to the establishment of the Employment Trust Fund, the institutionalization of the Lagos State MSME Exclusive Trade Fair, establishment of a Light Industrial Park at Imota to provide work spaces for your members.”

The governor said his administration was committed to providing 3000mw of electricity to Lagosians, promising that the first 1000mw would be delivered before the end of the year to support MSMEs and make the State an industrial hub. “Though power is outside the remit of the State Government, my administration has however taken the bull by the horn towards providing 3,000 megawatts of electricity to good people of Lagos State through an embedded approach, the first 1,000mw is billed to be delivered before the end of this year.

This initiative will be benefitted mostly by industrialists generally; this is in recognition of the critical role of electricity in industrialization.” he declared. Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of NASSI, Mr. Segun Kuti-George, said that the Fair was organized in collaboration with the Lagos State government to create awareness and increased patronage of locally made goods and services not only within but outside Nigeria. “The goal of the Fair is to seize the opportunity of current realities of the need to diversify the nation’s economy by promoting made in Lagos products in particular and made in Nigeria products in general,” he said.





‘NASSI committed to SMEs’

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) has restated its commitment to the growth and development of small and medium scale enterprises.
Giving this charge at the weekend was Mr. Segun Kuti-George, Chairman of NASSI, Lagos Chapter.He spoke at the official launch of the Lagos Island chapter of NASSI in Lagos.

Justifying the need for the new chapter, Kuti-George said: “This is something that we have been dreaming about for a long time. That is having chapters of NASSI all over Lagos state. Lagos is the commercial nerve center of the country with over 22 million people. About forty per cent of businesses in Nigeria are in Lagos. We have a big role to play here but all past efforts have not been yielding results.”

The NASSI boss while paying glowing tribute the team led by Ms Kemi Ilori, who according to him, finally made the launch possible. “They have put in their personal and corporate resources to ensure that we are able to do this today. The purpose is to be able to spread the tentacles of the association that represents the interest of kitchen micro and small and medium enterprises in Lagos state. The state has a minimum of 49 local government and LCDAs and it would not be too much for us if we have 49 chapters. However, I would say that it is always good to dream big but start small.”

While reiterating the agency’s commitment to small businesses, he said: “It is a regrettable that we are living in poverty in spite of the enormous resources available. I always tell people that Nigeria has no business with poverty.”