The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN, Dr.Dikko Umaru Radda has assured Zonal Coordinators of the Agency's zonal offices in the six geo political zones that he will be spearheading a new direction and vision for the Agency so as to achieve its core objectives.
He made this remark after Directors, Coordinators and Head of departments of the Agency briefed him on their activities and challenges in Abuja on Wednesday.
Dr Radda urged them to brace up and contribute positively to his restoration agenda, he also challenged them to concentrate and lay emphasis on the core mandate of the Agency, as SMEDAN has a great role to play in the present government's agenda for job and wealth creation. He also enjoined them to work harder, as he would do his best to redeem the image of the Agency.
'' As representatives of SMEDAN in the six geo political zones, you all represent the face of the Agency, as such we expect nothing less from you this time around''.
The Director General assured them of his readiness to address their challenges, as he looked forward to visiting all the Zonal offices for on the spot assessment. He further urged them to inculcate into their officers in the zones and state offices, the approach and focus of the agency under his leadership, which he said was to ensure SMEDAN bounces back and make its impact felt positively in the country.
Dr Radda called for unity of purpose amongst staff of the Agency, and directed them to work in unison with the Industrial Development Centres, IDCs in their various zones. He promised to sort out the dichotomy between the IDCs and the zonal offices so as to achieve optimum results.He added that having a single structure and a united family that will work harmoniously, was the only way that the Agency's mandate can be actualized.