Its mandate is to drive industrialization, trade and investment by engaging in wealth and job creation activities

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Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives

The Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives was created from the defunct Ministry of Wealth Creation Cooperatives and Employment by Edo State Government by an Executive Council [In the year 2022]

Who We Are

Key Functions of the Ministry

  • Creation of a frameworks for wealth creation and supervise wealth and job creation programmes.
  • Coordination of entrepreneurship development programmes for the State
  • Organization of training and capacity building for start ups and existing enterprises.
  • Maintenance of database of MSMEs and Cooperatives for effective economic planning and engagements
  • Provision of support for artisans groups to explore the job creation opportunities in that sector.
  • Provision of institutional support for Government’s facilitated credit schemes for micro, small and medium enterprises
  • Update and maintain database of business premises and cooperatives for economic planning and engagements

Key Functions of the Ministry

  • Supervision and Privatization of Government owned industries and Companies
  • Monitoring of the development of a multi product park, SMEs clusters, and other critical investment infrastructures for industrialization
  • Monitoring of economic programmes and projects in the State and generation of feedback for economic planning
  • Providing support for Conduct of investment programmes and summit
  • Conduct of qualitative and quantitative survey of economic opportunities for and update the State’s Investment Guide.
  • Development of a framework for MSMES and cooperative development and empowerment


“Collaboration with stakeholders in strengthening identified structural weaknesses in MSMEs for enhanced capacity to create wealth and jobs through peer review, reforms, and training”

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MITC Partner With GIZ To Train MSME On Financial Literacy Workshop

Edo State Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives in partnership with GIZ invites MSMEs in Edo State to participate in a Basic Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Workshop. Participants will be equipped to manage their businesses and their finances better and will be directly linked to credit facilities. This opportunity is brought to you FREE OF CHARGE. Week-long workshops will begin on 4th April, 2022 in Benin. Interested participants should please register online at https://forms.office.com/r/AiU1KSq3BN on or before 1st April, 2022.Residents across Edo State are encouraged to apply