On Tuesday 18th April, 2017, EDC welcomed the US Ambassador to Nigeria – Ambassador Stuart W. Symington. The Ambassador was taken round the facility before engaging with the Entrepreneurs. At the session with the entrepreneurs, he spoke about how the US government is implementing the AGOA to stimulate and enhance economic growth around Africa. The Ambassador also spoke about the importance of harnessing soft and hard skills and also how entrepreneurs should embrace capacity building training and its implementation. He encouraged the use of modern technology to better enhance and create virtual spaces for success. The Ambassador also stressed on the point that SME’s have the opportunity to collaborate with one another to combat hunger and food shortage in Nigeria, especially in the Northern region. This was followed by light refreshments and network session with the Ambassador.