The Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr Akin Oyebode, has disclosed that no fewer than 223 business owners in Alimosho local government area of the state have been granted loans from the N25 billion set aside to support the scheme.
Oyebode made this disclosure today, Monday, May 15 2017 during the Alimosho Economic Summit at De Santos Hotel, Akowonjo, Egbeda.
According to the LSETF boss who delivered the keynote address during the summit, Alimosho has shown to be a great hub of businesses in the state.
“Our commitment to Alimosho indicates that the area is a hub of business in the state,” Oyebode said.
He continued that “Alimosho holds the largest number of consumers in Lagos State,” explaining why the area is getting governent and investors attention.
He said since the programme started, several small businesses have benefited from it.
The LSETF boss, also expressed the agency’s commitment to improve businesses and quality of labour in the local government.
Mr Oyebode further stressed that electricity, power generation and local skilled labour were important for the growth of Alimosho, noting that, “Nigeria must continue to be driven by China as an example for economic growth