Kaduna state Governor Nasir Ahdmad Elrufai has Kick started Industrial Entrepreneurial Revolution with the commencement of the initial training of 5000 successful applicants taken from the 23 local governments.
The pragramme tagged KAD- STEP is in collaboration with Bank of Industry, (BOI) and Kaduna Business School which are providing the start up Loan and faculty respectively for the young entrepreneurs. According to them, the entreprenours would be trained on how to actualize their business proposals into reality.
The state Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai represented by Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mohammed Abdullahi Sani said the program is part of the efforts of the state government to make the state great again.
“Be aware that there are many people that want this opportunity so it is key to make a success of the programme. It is an opportunity to change your life.
“The bank of industry has always been there but people have not been really equipped to access it and that is what the program is all about. The success will be determined by the number of people you are able to employ.
“Our hope is to see you people successful, because this programme is very close to the heart of the state Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai and will want to see you succeed, so that he can bring in others,” he said.
Regional Head, North West, of the Bank of Industry (BOI) Ibrahim Bissallah explained that Key to success in every business is anchored on access to finance and knowledge.
“We are going to give you the necessary support and encouragement and we are looking towards to other states to emulate what Kaduna State Government has done,” he said.
The Guest Speaker, Captain Daniel Omale insisted that Business is the way to go in the new world order, advising President Muhammadu Buhari that it is time to leave oil alone. “Oil prices are going down and what is the way forward. Government need to diversify from oil.“
He therefore advice the successful applicants to be serious with the program and that they can succeed, even where others have failed. “You might falter but at the end of the day you will succeed if you are committed.“