Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has commended the Federal Government for establishing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) clinics across Nigeria.

Its President, Dr Bassey Edem, gave the commendation on Sunday at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair.

Edem, who was represented by Ndubisi Nworgu, said that the association also acknowledged the efforts of the government in finding solutions to other challenges facing MSMEs.

He said that empowering players in the MSME sector is the fastest way a nation can achieve sustainable economic growth.

Edem called on the Federal Government to sustain its empowerment’s plan for the MSMEs in the bid to rejuvenate these enterprises as stipulated by the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

The NACCIMA boss said that MSMEs are the largest employers of labour in the country with the prospect of employing more if supported.

“90% of Private Sector Operators are in the MSME sector; they are also players in the cottage industries.

“They are confronted daily with numerous challenges which include access to fund, multiple taxation, inefficient power supplies and lack of basic knowledge to start and run a good business,’’ he said.