About us

We are #HereForProsperity

A one stop shop for MSME development.

We believe in a Nigeria where the backbone of the economy – hardworking entrepreneurs are empowered to experience progress and prosperity 

Our Mission

To provide access to knowledge, funding, tools and market to help MSMEs grow.
We are here to help them think big, start small and prosper.

Our Vision

To grow the Nigerian economy by creating an enabling ecosystem of prosperity for the Nigerian business person.

SMEDAN Mandates

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has several mandates aimed at promoting and developing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.

  • Policy Formulation and Advocacy: we design and execute policies and strategies that create an enabling environment for MSME growth and development, including regulatory reforms.
  • Capacity Building: we provide training, skill development, and capacity-building programs help prepare business owners for growth.
  • Access to Finance: we facilitate, syndicate and implement specialised funding schemes for MSMEs (including low-interest loans and grants).
  • Market Access: we enable MSMEs access local and international markets through market linkages, trade fairs, exhibitions, and other promotional activities.
  • Research and Development: we conduct research and development activities to generate data and information relevant to SME development, which informs policy formulation and program implementation.
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion: we promote entrepreneurship culture and encourage the establishment and growth of MSMEs across various sectors of the economy.
  • Coordination and Collaboration: we coordinate with other government agencies, development partners, and stakeholders involved in SME development to ensure synergy and effective implementation of programs.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: we monitor and evaluate the impact of its programs and interventions on SMEs, to assess effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.

Management Team

  • Charles Odii

    Director General / CEO

  • Hajiya Safiya Balla

    Director of Special Duties

  • Reverend Levi Anyikwa

    Director of Agribusiness Development & Extension

  • Dabureje Onesi-Lawani

    Director, DG Office, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Engineer Tony Igba

    Director, Engineering, Technology & Innovation

  • Ado Bello

    Director, Enterprise Development and Promotion

  • Linda Omubo-Pepple

    Director, Partnership & Coordination

  • Dr. Gbenga Ogundeji

    Director, Planning, Policy & Research

  • Bridget Ohikhokai

    Head, Finance and Accounting

Paving Paths to Prosperity

  • I am very happy because I now have access to tools and machines that are usually hard to come by at the Garment and Textile workshop at SMEDAN. I am also learning new skills with equipments I’ve never had the opportunity to use before.

    Muritala Nasir

    Beneficiary, Garment And Textile Cluster Growth Support Scheme

  • Since I started using the machines at the Garment and Textile Workshop, I have been able to reduce cost and get more customers.

    Gift Imade

    Beneficiary, Garment And Textile Cluster Growth Support Scheme

  • As a fashion designer, it is very hard to buy some sewing machines because of how expensive they are. But with the establishment of the Garment and Textile Workshop, people like me can now use these machines at little cost.

    Jethro Musa

    Beneficiary, Garment And Textile Cluster Growth Support Scheme

  • I got to learn about cybersecurity and how to keep my digital assets safe. I’m happy I was able to attend this training free of charge.

    Linda Etuti

    Beneficiary, SMEDAN X Microsoft AI training program

  • This grant has increased the capital I use in funding my business and I’ve also been able to expand my business and employ more people.

    Chidiebere Ugwuanyi

    Beneficiary, Conditional Grant Scheme

  • With this money given to me, I’ve been able to purchase a hairdryer which is needed at my salon. I’ve also been able to explore more people to assist in my salon.

    Adebola Oluwafunmilayo

    Beneficiary, Conditional Grant Scheme

  • This grant fund has enabled me to advance my POS business to the next stage and this has changed my life for good.

    Adebayo Nafiu

    Beneficiary, Conditional Grant Scheme

  • This funding has transformed my life for better because I’ve been able to purchase more goods for my business and also make more sales.

    Hannah Joseph

    Beneficiary, Conditional Grant Scheme

  • With the grant, I've hired four new employees and covered their salaries, while also enhancing the overall value of my business.

    Malvina Nzedigwe

    Beneficiary, Conditional Grant Scheme

Where you’ll find us

Connect with us in any of these locations.

  • Headquarters


    Zone C16, Industrial Area 1 Ext, Plot 900 Chris Chigbo Rd, Cadastral, Idu 900108, Federal Capital Territory.

    State manager

    Kolawole Mary

  • Zonal Office


    No. 2 Gains Plaza, Marine Road, Adjacent Fed INEC Office, Lokoja

    Zonal Coordinator

    Engineer Zainab Abdulmalik

  • State Office


    Mount Patti Road, Opposite Rekiya Ogbeha, Confluence Cable Network Headquarter, Lokoja

    State manager

    Yakubu Momoh Jimoh

  • State Office


    Rooms 363, 364 & 365 Federal Secretariat lafia, Nasarawa State.

    State manager

    Mohammed Bahir Shola

  • State Office


    Suite 2 - 5 Block B, First Floor, Entrepreneurship Development Center EDC), Off Jonah Jang Crescent, Makurdi

    State manager

    Alu Oryiman Emmanuel

  • State Office


    4th Floor, Room 426 - 429, Federal Secretariat Along Fate Road, Ilorin

    State manager

    Mr Salami Ajibade

  • State Office


    Industrial Development Centre (IDC), Adjacent Police Secondary School, Western Bye-Pass, Dutse Kura, Minna.

    State manager

    Folorunsho Ibrahim

  • State Office


    Industrial Development Centre (IDC), Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and investment, Kilometre 10, PMB 2073, Jos

    State manager

    Jonathan Janfa