Kwara State government in partnership with a business-directory platform in the state, has enlisted over 20,000 businesses on platform of Kwara Live Project to stimulate economic growth in state.
Speaking at a ministerial briefing convened by the state Ministry of Information and Communications in Ilorin on Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer of Visual Global Impression (VGI), Mr Job Amosun, said the rationale behind the initiative was to make business grow faster.
He explained that the platform was also created to bring about synergy between buyers and sellers.
Amosun, who highlighted numerous advantages embedded in the platform, said it saves cost and also provides employment opportunities for teeming jobless youth.
He said the business directories had proven to be effective and widen scope of business environment in the state. The chief executive of VGI challenged business community and artisans in Kwara to leverage on the advantage provided by the platform to enhance their operation and business activities.
Amosun, who stated that the directory is operated through internet facilities, also unveiled hard copy of the business directory and urged Kwarans to key into it. He also announced that app version of the Kwara Live Project would come up by October.
He said the collaboration between his organisation and the state government had been fruitful.