The Osun State Government has announced its intention to partner with some financial, international organisations to set up an MSME clinic in all the local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by Kehinde Ibitoye, the Osun State Focal Person on Social Intervention Programmes, SIP in a statement on Monday.
The statement said, “In line with Governor Ademola Adeleke’s Business Growth Initiative, through strategic partnerships with the office of the Focal Person on Social Intervention Programs(SIP), the state is committed to providing more digital jobs for Osun Youths.
“The Osun State Government through the office of the Focal Person on National Social Intervention programs is set to launch a MSME CLINIC (OSUNPRENEUR) that will empower youths across the local government areas with digital and related skills.
Ibitoye also hinted that the strategic objectives of the OSUNPRENEUR programme is to, “empower young entrepreneurs by providing them with tailored financial products, training and support to enable them build sustainable businesses that will support the growth of Osun’s economy.”
Other objectives he disclosed include, “supporting tech-savvy youths with keen interest in digital innovations to drive technological advancements, by providing them with financial solutions, training and access to strategic partnerships.
“OSUNPRENEUR would be positioned to serve as a centralized platform to provide cutting-edge digital skills, mentorship and networking opportunities targeted at tech-savvy youths and young entrepreneurs in Osun State.
“The focus is promoting entrepreneurship, skills development and the integration of young employees in the workforce, particularly getting youths employed in the digital economy and upskilling SMEs who can directly add value to the country’s economy.”