The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) has called on Lagos State Government to create industrial clusters for manufacturers.
Chief Duro Kuteyi, the Vice President of the association in the Southwest, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.
Kuteyi said that industrialists needed clusters to enable them access funds and be of assistance to each other.
“Lack of funds is not the only problem of small business owners.
“There is the need to have industrial clusters that will enable them utilise machinery and tools without purchasing more.
“We desire the assistance of the government in the development of industrial clusters to lessen the hindrances in accessing funds.
“For instance, there are people who own bakeries and use their machines only twice in a day, while the number of hours the machine is left alone is wasted,” he said.
Mr. Segun Kuti-George, the Chairman, Lagos Chapter of NASSI, said that NASSI members were already preparing to establish a cluster.
Kuti-George urged small scale businessmen to enrol for trainings on financial reporting, writing of proposals, among others.