The Executive Secretary to the board, Dr Mustafa Shittu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna.
“We are going to support MSMEs with grants to improve their businesses, especially those that found it difficult to pay salaries due to COVID-19 and those that need to acquire IT facilities to enhance their businesses,” he said.
He said that the project was for years and would start in 2021, adding that the board would have list centres where MSMEs in the state would be supported.
He said that the board had a mandate to mediate for MSMEs to access finance and help them access market, adding that the board would also offer skills and capacity building trainings to businesses as well as advisory services.
According to him, the board is one of the top three in the state in terms of impacting meaningful to society as the role of MSMEs in economic development cannot be overemphasized. (NAN)