Small business owners want the Nigerian authorities to make the business environment more conducive for them. They particularly seek that infrastructure is fixed to reduce the cost of doing business cheaper .
Lara Afolayan reports that with little or no start up capital this man sources money online through crowd funding and then designs them for manufacture in the Netherlands.
A quick fix approach to manufacturing without a factory.
But things appear to be looking up for Babjide as he is now in talks with the industrial bank and his dream of owning his own shoe factory here in Nigeria may soon come alive.
Other small scale business people like Babjide say being in business has not been easy and they seek government support.
Government on its part gives the assurance of better times ahead for small businesses.
The authorities also say they will not stop at ensuring that locally made products meet international standards for greater export viability.