The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU with the Nigeria Export and Import Bank NEXIM to enable MSMEs benefit from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the Exporter Enlightenment Forum for North West Zone held in Katsina State on Monday. The MOU would see SMEDAN providing entrepreneurship trainings and capacity building for exporters while NEXIM would provide the funding.
In his address, the Director General of SMEDAN Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, said the signing of the MOU was a demonstration of the Agency’s desire to promote synergy among agencies of government and expressed hope that the MOU
The Minister State in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar has said the curriculum being designed by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN for the certification and accreditation of Business Development Service Providers BDSPs in the country would address the identified challenges facing the MSME sub sector. She made this remark at the validation workshop on the proposed curriculum for the certification and accreditation of business development service providers BDSPs in Nigeria held in Abuja recently. She lauded SMEDAN and its collaborators for the efforts they have made in drafting the curriculum. She said this was in tandem with the desire of government towards ensuring global best practices in the development of MSMEs sector as well as sustainable growth in the country.Add a comment
The Senate Committee on Industry, Trade and Investment led by Distinguished Senator Sam Egwu undertook an oversight visit to the Industrial Development Centre, Owerri Imo State from 21st – 23rd November, 2018. The Committee was appalled by the construction at the Industrial Development Centre, Onitsha road site in which he was told that the Imo state Government is guilty of the encroachment. The Senate Committee on Industries has cautioned against the illegal encroachment on the Industrial Development Centers IDC in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Sam Egwu, gave the warning in Owerri while inspecting some projects executed by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) .Add a comment