THE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF NIGERIA (SMEDAN) 2013 MANAGEMENT RETREAT HELD AT THE HAMDALA HOTEL, KADUNA FROM THURSDAY 21sT TO SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER, 2013
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) held its 2013 Annual Management Retreat at Hamdala Hotel, Kaduna, with the theme: "Repositioning SMEDAN for MSME Development". The choice of the theme was a collective resolve to turn around the fortunes and prospects of the Agency as a virile vehicle for the development of the MSMEs which are considered as the engine room for economic growth and development, poverty alleviation, massive job creation and industrialization. While acknowledging the various efforts and commitment of the Federal Government aimed at developing the MSMEs sub-sector of the nation's economy, it was resolved that:
The general public is hereby informed that registration for the 2014 segment of WISE-P Nigeria commences Thursday 28 November 2013 and closes 5PM Saturday 15 February 2014. The program aims to sustainably assist young aspiring entrepreneurs in specific industries that already have technical and vocational know-how across rural and urban areas of Nigeria in order for them to thrive, be better equipped and be well positioned to mentor, nurture and train their peers who are willing and striving to acquire specific vocational skills and achieve business-life balance but are unable to actualize their dreams due to overhead costs and burdens- and the cycle continues.
SMEDAN DG URGES STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO KEY INTO NEDEP/OLOP
Alhaji Bature Umar Masari, the Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has urged state and local governments in the country to key into the National Enterprises Development Programme (NEDEP) and the One Local Government One Product Programme (OLOP). Alhaji Masari made the call in a keynote address at the launch of NEDEP in Lokoja, the Kogi capital. He stated that it was important the programmes were replicated at the state and local government levels to ensure that their benefits accrue to all Nigerians.