Pay your N250m contribution, BoI urges Gombe

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The Bank of Industry (BOI) has called on Gombe Sate government to urgently release its outstanding counterpart contribution of N250 million to the matching fund to enable it facilitate job creation in the state through funding of loan under the matching fund scheme.

The Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, Rasheed Olaoluwa spoke in Gombe during the commissioning of the Bank branch in the state capital yesterday.

He said the sum of N903.4 million was approved as loan for 171 projects; but only 55 percent of the approved loan amount could be funded under the Matching Fund Scheme because available matching fund was N500 million.

Gombe state government had in 2011 signed a N1 billion entrepreneurship development partnership with BOI in which both parties contributed N250 million each to create a pool of N500 million which was distributed as loans to prospective entrepreneurs in the state.

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