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Unemployment inevitable if government fails to support MSMEs – Commissioner



The Commissioner for Commerce has stated that government’s failure to support SMEs will increase poverty and insecurity in the State.

Mrs. Lola Akande, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, has expressed that it is basic for the public authority to help SMEs, as inability to do so would prompt a monstrous occupation misfortune and expansion in neediness and instability.

As indicated by a news report by NAN, Mrs. Lola Akande, spoke to by Mrs Helen Adesina, Director of Commerce in the service, offered this expression at the Annual Seminar of the Small and Medium Enterprises Group (SMEG) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday, labeled “Situating SMEs for Growth in the New Normal”.

Mrs. Helen Adesina uncovered that the significance of MSMEs in any economy can not be overemphasized as they represent 66% of worldwide work and half of GDP, she said SMEs make occupations and put food on people groups’ table.

As MSMEs are as of now confronted with difficulties of income, rivalry from bigger organizations, non-existent economies of scale in crude materials sourcing, it is basic for the public authority to help SMEs, as inability to do so would prompt loss of business, and a remarkable expansion in destitution and frailty.

Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, the President of LCCI, likewise clarified that one of the most key moves towards reflating the country’s economy is supporting SMEs. She said that thoughts on techniques that would help position little and medium business administrators for economical development in the new ordinary ought to be advanced.

She recognized the intercessions by the financial and money related sides of experts in padding the effect of the pandemic on the business network.

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Mrs. Lola Akande, spoke to by Mrs. Helen Adesina, stated:

“The significance of MSMEs in any economy is difficult to be overemphasized, as they represent 66% of worldwide work and half of GDP. SMEs make occupations and put food on people groups’ tables. Tragically, SMEs are especially powerless to collapsing up because of the COVID and post-COVID monetary circumstance.

“These organizations were at that point confronted with difficulties of income, rivalry from bigger organizations, non-existent economies of scale in crude materials sourcing, advertising, deals and dispersion, just as, an absence of important administrative aptitudes and talented representatives.

“Inability to reinforce these weak SMEs with essential devices to defeat this new ordinary will prompt loss of work, a decrease in the spending intensity of the normal resident and at last, a dramatic expansion in neediness and uncertainty.”

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Justin Timberlake grants boy with cerebral palsy his Thanksgiving wish



Justin Timberlake purchases wheelchair-allowed van for young person with cerebral palsy.

American artist, Justin Timberlake, has given a young person with cerebral paralysis something to smile about during the current year’s thanksgiving.

He made the wish of Jake Stitt materialize by buying a wheelchair-available van for the 17-year-old who is from his state, Tennessee.

Stitt had been attempting to raise the amount of $35,000 (N13.3m) he expected to purchase the van.

Subsequent to hearing his story, Timberlake chose to give the teenager a gift he would never forget.

He likewise advised the family to keep the cash they had just raised for the vehicle.

“It’s my pleasure. As I said, I heard there was a goal to try to get this van before Thanksgiving. I heard your story and saw a little news clip about it. “I was so moved that I want you guys to have this van. I’m going to cover all the costs. I want you guys to have a great holiday. You inspire me, Jake,” Justin told Jake and his dad during a Zoom call.

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Man commits suicide due to inability to cope with burdens



Man ends it all in Kano over ‘family troubles .

One Ibrahim Abubakar, retailer along Zoo Road in Kano city, ended it all on Thursday night.

His body was found swinging from a rope in his shop.

His child, Abdussalam Ibrahim, told newsmen that his dad was combating with mental illness which further declined by homegrown duties he was unable to deal with, including the wedding of his little girl that is coming up soon.

He said: “Our father was battling with psychological trauma and he is also poverty-stricken. More so, my sister is due to be given out in marriage soon. We performed the evening prayer with him after which he went back to the shop and hung himself. He gave up the ghost despite attempts to save him when he was discovered.”

In his reaction, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, expressed that examination concerning the case is on to figure out what really occurred. In the interim, the essential report shows that the man was discovered hanging in his shop at night.

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Oil drops as rally fizzles out on supply concerns, vaccine doubts




TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil costs were lower on Friday in calm exchange because of the U.S. Thanksgiving occasion, dropping in the midst of worries about oversupply and questions about an antibody to end the Covid pandemic.

Brent unrefined was somewhere near 10 pennies at $47.70 by 0602 GMT, having fallen 1.7% overnight. West Texas Intermediate was somewhere near 86 pennies, or 1.9%, at $44.85. U.S. unrefined costs didn’t choose Thursday because of the occasion.

The two benchmarks have ascended about 6% this week, after AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) prior reported that its COVID-19 antibody could be up to 90% viable, adding to fruitful preliminary aftereffects of two others being worked on in the battle to end the most exceedingly awful pandemic in a century.

Yet, questions have been raised over the supposed “antibody for the world” as a few researchers have sounded questions over how strong the consequences of the preliminaries were.

“With quite a bit of oil’s assembly in November based on desire, supposition and theoretical quick cash, a type of adjustment was long late,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market investigator at OANDA.

“A slight market and the OPEC+ pastors meeting on Monday appear to have been the antecedents for dealers to help bullish situating,” he said.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and different makers including Russia that make up the OPEC+ gathering are inclining towards deferring the following year’s arranged expansion in oil yield, three sources near OPEC+ said.

OPEC+ was intending to raise yield by 2 million barrels for every day (bpd) in January – about 2% of worldwide utilization – as it moves to facilitate the current year’s record flexibly cuts. OPEC+ priests are because of meet from Monday.

Rising Libyan yield is adding to worries about oversupply in the market the same number of individuals are disregarding lockdown exhortation and voyaging.

Almost 6 million Americans went on air outings from Friday to Wednesday ahead of time of the Thanksgiving break as they overlooked guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to remain at home, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said.

Oil drops as assembly burns out on flexibly concerns, antibody questions

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