The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has urged Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to promote Made-in-Nigeria products and services to aid economic growth.
This appeal was made by the Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Osun MSMEs Opportunity Fair in Oshogbo. The fair has as its theme Expanding Market Frontiers for MSMEs.
The Director General who was represented by Mr. Monday Ewans, Director of Entrepreneurship Development and Promotions, said one of the intervention programmes of the agency targeted towards promoting made in Nigeria goods and enhancing the competiveness of the MSMEs was the annual MSMEs Opportunities fair. He added that the fair was being organized to help nurture local entrepreneurial capabilities, technical skills, technological innovativeness and managerial competencies. Add a comment
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) recently launched the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS) for about 2000 micro enterprises in Lagos State. The scheme is expected to lift the sub-sector, making it more efficient and financially viable. In his address at the launch of the scheme held at the LTV Multipurpose Centre, Ikeja recently, The Director-General and Chief Executive of SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, said the micro enterprises sub-sector is a critical sub-sector in the Nigerian enterprise development space. He said the sector collectively account for a majority of the enterprises in Nigeria and also account for the highest number of jobs created in the economy. The findings in the National MSMEs survey of 2010 and 2013 revealed that micro enterprises represent 99.87 per cent (17,261,753) and 99.80 per cent (36,994,578) of total enterprises respectively.Add a comment
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