The Government of Nigeria has emphasized the importance of diversifying the economy, supporting sectors that have potential for growth
and creating increased massive employment opportunities. In line with this commitment, the Government has sought the World Bank’s
partnership to help Nigeria support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) operating in different high potential sectors throughout
the country. This support is being implemented under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) and operationalized in
the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project.