PR Officer Turns Entrepreneur, Boosting Kaduna Economy Through Bazaar
A Public Relations Officer cum Human Resources manager, Folasade Suenu Moh’d, has diversified into creation of economic value with the aim to help start-up businesses to grow in Kaduna and add value to the state’s economy.
Folasade said her vision is to promote locally made products beyond the shore of Nigeria as an entrepreneur, and to become the pride of the fabric industry.
While speaking to newsmen in Kaduna at the weekend during a two-day ‘Super Eid Bazaar’, organised by Rao’s World, she further explained that the fabric industry plays a significant role to economic growth by providing direct and indirect employment to the teeming population of the country.
Folasade who was a Public Relations expert, studied Mass Communication from Benue state University and holds her Masters degree from University of Lagos (UNILAG).
According to the entrepreneur guru who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rao’s World, noted that the textile sector contributes huge per cent of the value-addition to the manufacturing sector.
However, her experience as a Public Relations Officer and a Human Resources expert as no doubt added value to the fabric industry, being the reason why she is ‘thinking big’ on how to contribute to the economic growth of Kaduna state and the country at large through locally made products.
In her pursuit to help the small scale businesses to grow in Kaduna state, she recently organised the 2nd edition of the Super Eid Bazaar tagged “Back to School Bazaar” with over 30 vendors in attendance at the Command Guest Inn.
” The first Bazaar was organised in June this year with over 90 vendors in attendance. For this 2nd edition of the Bazaar, we limited the participation of vendors to only people selling School products. This, being the reason why the number of vendors for this 2nd edition dropped.
When asked the reason for abandoning her disciplines; Republic Relations and Human Resources, she said: ” I have always wanted to work for myself.
“My focus is to organised a mini trade fair in Kaduna. This is going to be a quarterly event, and it will really help to boost the economy of the state. The patronage is encouraging. We are seriously scouting for sponsors to make the subsequent events more colourful than what we have now,” she explained.
Folasade however explained that the mission is also to use the Bazaar to exposed the start-up businesses to market opportunities in Kaduna state.