The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP are poised to address the challenges militating against the optimal performances of women owned enterprises in Nigeria.Towards this end, over eighty women drawn from cooperatives societies across the six geo- political zones underwent a one day entrepreneurship sensitization programme in Minna on Wednesday 25 June 2014. Declaring the programme open, the Director General of SMEDAN Alhaji Bature Umar Masari said the training is part of the federal government’s collaborative efforts
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have resolved to drive the National Enterprises Development Programme NEDEP which they described as a catalyst for strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians. Both agencies and the Bank of Industry (BOI) are mandated to address the challenges facing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs in Nigeria. To this end the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Dr. Mrs Juliet Chukkas Onaeko paid a working visit to the Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Alhaji Bature Umar Masari in his office in Abuja 19 June 2014.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has made provisions in the 2014 Appropriation Act for the implementation of some projects by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). The Agency is therefore inviting proposals from competent firms/organizations in the following categories: Download for Details
Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Alhaji Bature Umar Masari, has been decorated with the Most Active Director General Award 2013 by the National Development Forum. National Development Forum, Publishers of African Development Magazine held its Annual Award of Excellence in Development at the Ibeto Hotels and Resort, Gudu Abuja. The Director General was eulogized for his steadfastness, commitment and passion for the development and promotion of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. Masari was lauded for driving the implemention of the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP), a programme aimed at generating an estimated 3.0 Million to 5.0 Million direct and indirect jobs between 2013 and 2015.