Kebbi state governor , Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has advised small business owners to form cooperative societies in order to benefit from government’s financial assistance to boost their businesses. Bagudu gave the advice while fielding questions from newsmen in Birnin Kebbi shortly after inter acting with small business owners in Nasarawa area, Birnin Kebbi.
He said Kebbi state government had made available millions of naira under the Real Sector Fund to support small scale business owners in the state. According to the governor, all they need to do was for them to come together and set up a cooperative society or group and go through the relavant government ministries or even their traditional leaders who will send such request to government. “We are willing to help small business owners like those frying Akara, butchers, sugarcane sellers, fish sellers, Kuli -Kuli sellers (local beans cake ) and many others if they can form cooperative societies so that they can take advantage of the money we set aside under the real sector fund to assist them . ‘’Through the emir of Gwandu,we gave out loans to butchers group, others came through the Emir of Argungu and the Emirs of Yauri and Zuru have all requested for such assistance for their people to boost their business,”he said.