The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund ITF will on Tuesday 23 May 2017 kick start the second phase of its National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) under its National Enterprises Development Programme ( NEDEP) training in eighteen states of the federation.
A Press Statement issued by the Corporate Affairs Unit of SMEDAN stated that the flag off ceremony will be performed by the Director General CEO of SMEDAN Dr Dikko Umaru Radda.
The NIDSP programme is being undertaken under a tripartite arrangement between the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Bank of Industry (BOI).
The trainees will be provided hands-on vocational and entrepreneurial skills, as well as modalities for business financing. The NISDP was inaugurated in 2012 as a key enabler of the National Enterprises Development Programme NEDEP and the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), which is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI).
The training is designed to cover 10 000 participants who will be trained in 54 centers across the eighteen states. it will be recalled that early this year SMEDAN trained over 10,000 graduands of ITF vocational skills training on entrepreneurship and business development services under the NIDSP programme.