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The Federal government is digging deep and exploring the potential of small businesses across the country.
It has launched what it called the one-stop-shop across 7 states and federal capital territory.
The one-stop-shop is not a regular shop for goods and service.
It is a place where small business will get the much needed information and advice on growing their businesses.
The shop is also expected to facilitate smoother government regulation and interface between entrepreneurs and agencies of government.
The shop has opened its doors to customers in Plateau State.
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But it is now proposed to be launched in Abia, Cross River, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Kano, Benue and the FCT.
The office of Nigeria's Vice President said in a statement on Monday that the shops were slated to take off between September and October.
More of the one-stop shops are expected to be launched in other states before the end of the year, he added.
According to Akande, the One-Stop Shop would create an ongoing opportunity in a permanent location to achieve the same purpose.
The One-Stop-Shop programme is part of the on-going nationwide Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Clinics for Viable Enterprises (MSME Clinics) initiated by the Presidency in January 2017.