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RHAB-YESS EXPRESSES COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT OF MSME

The Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey Youth Entrepreneurship Support Scheme (RHAB-YESS) has expressed its commitment to the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Akwa Ibom State through its various programmes.

The sponsor of the scheme and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, made this known on Monday during an unscheduled visit to some RHAB-YESS beneficiaries.

He said “beyond supporting young entrepreneurs in Akwa Ibom State to financial greatness and sustainability, RHAB-YESS has made mentorship its hallmark through regular checks on beneficiaries of the programme. RHAB-YESS’ determination and commitment to supporting small and viable businesses are unparalleled.”

Represented by the Manager of the Scheme, Darlington Udobong, the Speaker said the “visit is part of the scheme’s feedback template to know well the beneficiaries are faring in their respective businesses.”

He hinted that RHAB-YESS focus and approach to young entrepreneurs and women are holistic through Capital Financing/Funding of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); Skill empowerment of Artisans and educational support to indigent students.

“This approach is hinged on the fact that MSMEs are responsible for significant employment and income generation opportunities across the world. MSMEs have been identified as key drivers of poverty alleviation and development,” he added.

He charged Emmanuel Solomon James (N100,000 winner), an ICT solution provider who operates from NITEL Avenue in Ifiayong Uruan, and Mmenim Udobong Wilson (N250,000 winner), a Fashion Designer who operates from 24 Akpan Etuk Street, Uyo, to continually embrace hard work, dedication and commitment to their respective businesses.

Meanwhile, RHAB-YESS has so far supported 53 businesses, covered 31 Local Government Areas, sponsored over 28 artisans in various skills and given out over 340 Special Support to sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom State.

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