The Credit Thrift Cooperatives Society (CTCS) of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) recorded a major milestone when its members went to the polls on Wednesday 18 September 2013 and elected new executives that would run its affairs for the next two years.The election which was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere at the Corporate Headquarters of the agency in Abuja was monitored by external observers from the FCT Credit Thrift Cooperatives. The election was also conducted on line for SMEDAN staff outside Abuja and those attending local and foreign trainings
The Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria [SMEDAN], Hon. Bature Umar Masari has stressed the need for human capital development as a pre-condition for success of enterprises.
Speaking at the official opening of a two-week Certification Training Programme for operators of Micro-Finance Banks held at the SMEDAN Headquarters, the SMEDAN Director-General noted that training of MFB operators was imperative to ensure effective handling of issues pertaining to access to finance by micro and small entrepreneurs.
The training was facilitated by SMEDAN on behalf of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation [NDIC]. The Director-General promised to collaborate with trainees to ensure greater access to funding for development of micro and small enterprises.Add a comment