SMEDAN Unveils Conditional Grant Scheme CGS for Micro Enterprises in Lagos

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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.

“In terms of employment, the total number of persons employed by micro enterprises in 2010 was 15,641,460 (representing 90.41 per cent of total number of employed persons). In 2013, the total number of persons employed by micro enterprises was 57,836,391 (representing 96.88 per cent of total number of persons employed). “However, it is important to note that over 90 per cent of the micro enterprises are informal and populated by people at the bottom of the pyramid. Hence, the need for the Agency to conceptualize a flagship programme referred to as Conditional Grant Scheme for micro enterprises in Nigeria,” he said.
According to Radda, the justification for a special entrepreneurship/vocational development intervention for the entrepreneurs at the bottom of the pyramid cannot be overemphasized based on the need to graduate informal enterprises to the formal sector, industrialize the nation, develop the rural economy, stem youth restiveness and unemployment and create the platform for sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.
“This present initiative (Conditional Grant Scheme) looks to promoting the activities of micro enterprises across the country in the areas of capacity building and the delivery of post-intervention support services such as access to finance (conditional grants), markets, workspace, technology, among others”.
The special guest who is also the Deputy Governor of State Mrs Aderanti Adebule commended SMEDAN for the laudable initiative of granting loans to over 2000 MSMEs in Lagos state under its flagship programme. She enjoined beneficiaries to make good use of the grants, she also assured SMEDAN of the state’s government commitment to partner with it in the area of MSME development.
In his address the Chairman SMEDAN Governing Board Otunba Femi Pedro reiterated the Agency’s commitment to develop and promote the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises sub sector of the economy.
He expressed hope that the Conditional Grant Scheme CGS if properly deployed and implemented to its full potential has the capacity to create millions of jobs across the entire country.
He stated that Lagos state has a large concentration of MSMEs and that the Agency will do all in its power to formalize them so as to access funds from government and compete internationally. He appealed to beneficiaries of the grants to utilize it judiciously so as to enjoy more government patronage.
He congratulated the beneficiaries and thanked the management of SMEDAN headed by Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda for spearheading the revolution in the Agency. He said the introduction and subsequent implementation of the Conditional Grant Scheme, CGS was apt and in line with President Muhammad Buhari’s agenda to move the nation forward.
Beneficiaries of the scheme cuts across all the 20 local governments of the state. Dignitaries that spoke at the occasion includes the Lagos state APC governorship aspirant Babajide Sanwoolu and some beneficiaries of the Scheme who all poured encomiums on SMEDAN for introducing the conditional Grant Scheme.

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    • Good day sir, am interested in enrolling in your program but am interested in starting a pig farm, I reside in 9gba area of Lagos Nigeria, how to I go about it

      • admin says:

        Thanks for your mail, please visit our Lagos office for further details.
        LAGOS STATE OFFICE

        Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

        Fatai Atere Way, Matori

        24, Fatai Atere Way,

        STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

        Contact: 0813 119 7272

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  3. Aisha Jibor says:

    Good afteroon,

    Pls I want to enroll for a training in catering at you Lagos center.
    Kindly assist me on how to go about it.

    Thank you,
    Aisha Jibor

  4. My name is Ephraim Nwanekezi-phil I am s certified Business Support Provider (BSP) for Partnership Initiative in Niger Delta (PIND), I am the lead consultant in Aspirants Consult. We are involved in training and providing business support to MSMEs through entrepreneurship, production, Agricultural skills and business development trainings, business analytics tools and preparing them for CBN AGMIES Loan scheme.
    I would love to partner with your agency to provide business support to MSMEs within the Niger Delta and south East.

  5. Bevely says:

    It is a good thing that the government plans to help small businesses. How can the SMEDAN training be accessed? Please send me the website for application. Thanks

  6. Iam student and iam bussness in kwari market

  7. It’s good that government plans to help unemployment to get small business.and how can training be.

  8. Ajayi Sylvester B. says:

    Dear sir/madam, i’m into corporate printing and products branding. I need your support to uplift my company profile.
    I based in Lagos.
    Looking forward towards your positive response.
    Yours faithfully,
    S. B. Ajayi

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail Sir, please can you visit our office in Lagos for further discussion?LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  9. ISHALEKU JIBRIL DOMA says:

    Pls how can I get access to the form for SMEDAN training?
    I’m really interested, Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail Sir, please visit our office close to you.

    • Okoli chibuzo isidore says:

      I am a farmer from Anambra state.
      I am interested in the program.
      Please, how can i acccess it?
      08065190987

      • admin says:

        Please call our officer in Anambra for further details
        ANAMBRA STATE OFFICE

        Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation, State Secretariat , Awkam Third Floor, Room 18

        STATE MANAGER: CHITO ONWUZULIKE

        Contact: 0807 607 0280

  10. Muhammad Alhaji Yusuf says:

    I am an enterprenur in Kano State. I am into Sales of Pharmaceutical Products. I did the Smedan training in your Kano center and have since submitted my loan application through your Kano centre. I am yet to receive a call from your office or from CBN.
    Waiting for your feedback.
    Thank you.
    Muhammad Alhaji Yusuf

  11. Moses Faniyi says:

    I hope to benefit in the small & medium scale grants. Kindly send details to my email address to follow up

  12. Obi amaka c says:

    Please i live in lagos and i want to enroll in the training am a business woman i own a boutique in fashion both male and female wears and even children clothing but i seriously need to expand my business. Kindly send me how i can achieve this here in lagos thank u

    • admin says:

      Please visit our Lagos office. LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  13. Bello Elizabeth Oluwafunmilayo. says:

    Please an interested in this program. I have been trained by ministry of Agriculture in Abuja in poultry and fishery. How can i apply for this grant. Thanks!

  14. Hajara Ibrahim says:

    Thank you very much for this, I have been wanting to start small business but the capital is not there. Please help me with the website so that I can fill the form. Thank you.

  15. Henry Badung says:

    This is the best thing this government is doing for the poor masses. This is a welcome idea and good way of empowering the people. Thanks am a civil servant about retiring. Am interested if i can be put through. Thanks.
    hbadung2006@gmail.com.

  16. Do help me with web address
    So I can get access for the training schedules
    Thanks
    My name is
    WAKIL MUSTAPHA ALIBE
    DAMASAK
    Currently in IDP CAMP MAIDUGURI
    BORNO STATE

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please contact our officer in your state for further details

      BORNO STATE OFFICE

      Industrial Development Centre (IDC)

      Maiduguri

      STATE MANAGER: GALUDA D. SOLOMON

      Contact: 0708 950 6879

  17. This is good, I hope there is not going to be a long protocol before the asesement . I work for civil society organization in Kaduna . Non Governmental Assoviaton for literasy support servisese (NOGALSS) as the state chairman. This association was created by the National Mass Education a prastatiile under federal ministry of education in Nigeria ,
    How can we organise this program? .and what are the step were to take,are we going to aplly if ,wear and how?

  18. Fatima Usman Abdullahi says:

    I am a classroom teacher I want to start a farming business and also be trained, am in kano state.

    • admin says:

      Please contact our officer in Kano for further details

      KANO STATE OFFICE

      Small Scale Industrial Cluster

      Sharada Phase 1, Kano Municipal

      Kano

      STATE MANAGER: AMINU BASHIR

      YAFAR

      Contact: 0803 487 1657

  19. Adelakun Titus Adegbenga says:

    Good evening l am into car Business base in Lagos l need financial assistance to improve my business

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please contact our office in Lagos for further details.
      LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  20. Fatima Usman Abdullahi says:

    Am a civil servant and I want to start poultry business in kano.

  21. A welcome idea fgn keep it up

  22. Murtala Abdullahi Adaraye says:

    Very interesting. Please how can I get to apply, kindly send me the details via my email. Thanks

  23. Nafisatu Hassan baba says:

    Iam student and I am business in bauchi State

    • admin says:

      Please contact our office in Bauchi for further details
      BAUCHI STATE OFFICE

      38, Old Jos Road

      Along Bauchi Club street

      GRA, Bauchi

      STATE MANAGER: ABDULRASHEED ANDO

      Contact: 0803 630 5233

      • Hamza Muhammad Gaddafi says:

        Please I am a carpenter with the skills but no capital or support. I live in katsina.pls I needs to know the way out. Name, address and contact of katsina state agent. Thanks.

        • admin says:

          KATSINA STATE OFFICE

          HAMZA ZAYYAD HOUSE

          61, IBB WAY

          KATSINA

          STATE MANAGER: SHUAIBU SHEHU MUHAMMED

          Contact: 0809 734 9720

    • Nafisatu Hassan baba says:

      Iam student and I am business in bauchi State. My number,08063516180

  24. Good morning my name is Aliyu Umar Dangora I am a business man in Kano state. How can the SMEDAN training be accessed? Please sand me the website for application. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please contact our officer in Kano for further details

      KANO STATE OFFICE

      Small Scale Industrial Cluster

      Sharada Phase 1, Kano Municipal

      Kano

      STATE MANAGER: AMINU BASHIR

      YAFAR

      Contact: 0803 487 1657

  25. Adebimpe Fatai says:

    Good Morning,
    Please, I would love to enroll in SMEDAN Training in Lagos.
    Kindly inbox me on how to go about it .

    Thank you
    Adebimpe Fatai

    • admin says:

      Please contact our officer in Lagos

      LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  26. My name is Princess obiechina ( SHEPHERDESS) Founder of PROTON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION CEO WAS THERE AT THE MEETING . LOUCHON OF SMEDAN . IF ALL THAT WAS SAID WILL COME TO PASS, THEN SMEDAN WILL BE TGE PRIDE OF NIGERIA. I BELIEVED WHAT I HEARD ABOUT SMEDAN AND MY NGO WHICH IS IN 36 STATES OF NIGERIA + FCT WE ARE READY TO WORK WITH SMEDAN TO BETTER NIGERIA.

  27. Owolabi James Abiodun says:

    I wish to apply for loan at this organization
    I am young and vibrant. I have zeak for agriculture sector. I will be happy if i can get hectres of land and fenced it round to make the farm protected against intruder.

  28. Owolabi James Abiodun says:

    I wish to apply for loan at this organization
    I am young and vibrant. I have zeal for agriculture sector. I will be happy if i can get hectres of land and fenced it round to make the farm protected against intruders. Such as poultry, animal husbandry,crop and cereal, and plantain plantation.

  29. Aliyu Ibrahim Magaji says:

    Please I need to know your contacts offices more especially Abuja and Kaduna.

    • admin says:

      Abuja Office
      No 35 Port Harcourt Crescent , Off Gimbiya st, Opp Grand Mirage ,Area 11 Garki Abuja

      KADUNA STATE OFFICE

      ROOM 172/173, FIRST FLOOR

      FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX

      KAWO, KADUNA

      STATE MANAGER: BADAMASI YAU

      Contact: 0806 601 3791

      • Zainab Joseph says:

        Do you have a branch in kaduna?

        • admin says:

          KADUNA STATE OFFICE

          ROOM 172/173, FIRST FLOOR

          FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX

          KAWO, KADUNA

          STATE MANAGER: BADAMASI YAU

          Contact: 0806 601 3791

        • Moke Mirrabel says:

          Please admin let me know how to access this smedan loan in Delta State, it was announced on radio with a training fee of #12000. Please reply as soon as possible to avoid people falling into the hands of scammers.

          • admin says:

            DELTA STATE OFFICE

            10, Uju Udeme Street

            Off Okparam/Asaba Road,

            Behind Swiss Spirit Hotel,

            Pitason Estate, Core Area.

            Asaba.

  30. AYENI FEMI says:

    i am intrested in d scheme .pls what is d way forwad.i av an existing building with all relevant document.the said building consist of 18 rooms self contain at a good location in ibadan. femi ayeni is my name 07066674434

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please contact our officer in Ibdan for further details.

      OYO STATE OFFICE

      Trade Fair Complex

      Sango, Ibadan

      STATE MANAGER: MRS. IYABO

      Contact: 0803 490 1050

  31. Umar shehu Bala says:

    Kano office where can I located the office.

    • admin says:

      KANO STATE OFFICE

      Small Scale Industrial Cluster

      Sharada Phase 1, Kano Municipal

      Kano

      STATE MANAGER: AMINU BASHIR

      YAFAR

      Contact: 0803 487 1657

  32. Hadiza Usman buhari says:

    I am northerness how can I benefit smedan

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please where exactly is your location please?

    • Kaine Josephine says:

      Good Afternoon, please i will really like to apply, how do i go about it?
      I’m from Delta State.

      • admin says:

        Thanks for your mail, Our officer in Delta state will be glad to assist you sirm please give him a call or a visit.
        DELTA STATE OFFICE

        10, Uju Udeme Street

        Off Okparam/Asaba Road,

        Behind Swiss Spirit Hotel,

        Pitason Estate, Core Area.

        Asaba.

        STATE MANAGER: LEKE BABALOLA

        Contact: 08038555990

  33. Along James Christopher says:

    I want to enroll for the training to enable me obtain a loan for my poultry farm.

  34. Kaduna state no six banarwa Kaduna South I am a business women in Kaduna market

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please contact our Kaduna state office for further discussions

      KADUNA STATE OFFICE

      ROOM 172/173, FIRST FLOOR

      FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX

      KAWO, KADUNA

      STATE MANAGER: BADAMASI YAU

      Contact: 0806 601 3791

  35. Mustapha Rashidat J says:

    Hi, am a seamstress and would really love to benefit from this scheme, it won’t only help me expand but would also aid me in upgrading as well impacting the knowledge to as many as possible, don’t know how to go about it, pls help

  36. Babatunde olusola says:

    I am interested in the training, in order to get the loan for the expansion of my business.

  37. Babatunde olusola says:

    I am waiting your response.

    • admin says:

      which of the training are you referring to sir?

      • Martins Elusaiwe says:

        Pls, I want delta state smedan office address, want to start a business in agbor, delta state. 08037536226

        • admin says:

          Please contact our officer in Delta state for further details.. DELTA STATE OFFICE

          10, Uju Udeme Street

          Off Okparam/Asaba Road,

          Behind Swiss Spirit Hotel,

          Pitason Estate, Core Area.

          Asaba.

          STATE MANAGER: LEKE BABALOLA

          Contact: 08038555990

          • Okoli chibuzo isidore says:

            I am a farmer from Anambra state.
            I am interested in the program.
            Please, how can i acccess it?

          • admin says:

            Please call our officer in Anambra
            ANAMBRA STATE OFFICE

            Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation, State Secretariat , Awkam Third Floor, Room 18

            STATE MANAGER: CHITO ONWUZULIKE

            Contact: 0807 607 0280

  38. Abdussamad Lawan Loddo says:

    Am leaving at Jalingo Taraba State how can I get the application link or apply how can I apply further

    • admin says:

      Thanks for yur mail sir, please speak with our officer in Taraba state for further discussion.5. TARABA STATE OFFICE

      Investment House, Jalingo

      STATE MANAGER:BALA YUSUF

      Contact: 0803 688 1306

  39. Monday akor says:

    I’m interested, how can link up with Benue state officials or office. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail ,please find the contact address of our office in Benue state.BENUE STATE OFFICE

      Suite 2 – 5 Block B, First Floor,

      Entrepreneurship Development Center EDC), Off Jonah Jang Crescent, Makurdi.

      Benue State

      STATE MANAGER: ORYIMAN ALU

      Contact: 0806 7131432

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  41. Nafisatu Hassan baba says:

    Iam student and I am business in bauchi State. My number,08063516180

  42. Abdullahi Abdulkareem says:

    Expansion in my farming business.
    3000 point of lay. Cost. 4500000
    30 unit of Cage. Cost. 3000000
    500. Bag’s of feed’s cost. 1500000
    Utilities overhead. 1000000
    Total. Loan amount. # 10000000

    About my business I started since 1991
    Farming and agrovet .
    Location 19/20 sabo Baki zuwo road tarauni Kano.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail , Please call our officer in Kano for further details
      KANO STATE OFFICE

      Small Scale Industrial Cluster

      Sharada Phase 1, Kano Municipal

      Kano

      STATE MANAGER: AMINU BASHIR

      YAFAR

      Contact: 0803 487 1657

  43. Umar Bello says:

    I am enrolling plastic recycling business, please how should I benefit from your scheme?

    • admin says:

      Please visit our Rivers Officer for further details
      RIVERS STATE OFFICE

      Industrial Development Centre (IDC)

      NTA Road, Ozuoba,

      Before AIT, Port Hartcourt.

      STATE MANAGER: MRS. PATIENCE SIDO

      Contact: 08097743560

  44. Jeleel Agboola says:

    Good morning am an above middle age man an ex Banker. I have a 10 Acres of Land and I wish to go into commercial cassava & maize farming but I needs to be trained for this and I need funding also kindly advise .
    Thanks.

  45. Helo my name is munir Abubakar I am graduate I m into entrepreneur business I need empowerment too .

  46. Nneka says:

    Good day, admin. I want to register for the programme. I am in Lagos. I also have friends who are interested and they live in Port Harcourt , Enugu and Aba.How do we go about it?

    • admin says:

      LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  47. Nneka says:

    Good day. I want the SMEDAN contact details for Imo, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, FCT and Rivers. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      ENUGU STATE OFFICE

      Federal Secretariat (2nd Floor)

      Independence Layout

      Enugu.

      STATE MANAGER: IFEANYI CHIDUME

      Contact: 0806 358 7029

  48. ABUBAKAR ADAMU says:

    I’m interested but i don’t know how to start pls help

  49. How can gain access to the form and the training as well.
    Secondly do we any coordinator in c’river northern senatorial district.
    Can get the coordinator mobile phone number.
    Mine is :07033889594. I need more info.

  50. How can gain access to the form and the training as well.
    Secondly do we have any coordinator in c’river northern senatorial district. Do we have the office in calabar?
    Can i get the coordinator mobile phone number.
    Mine is :07033889594. I need more info.

  51. Abdulkareem abdullahi says:

    Am so much interested to this very good news please let me know how to penetrate

    • admin says:

      Please contact our officer in Lagos
      LAGOS STATE OFFICE

      Lagos State Small Scale Industrial Estate

      Fatai Atere Way, Matori

      24, Fatai Atere Way,

      STATE MANAGER: YINKA FISHER

      Contact: 0813 119 7272

  52. Joshua Nnamani says:

    My name is Joshua Nnamani, I do business in Nnewi, Anambra state. I am into palm kernel processing. Where can I get ur office in n Anambra state and their contacts.

    • admin says:

      ANAMBRA STATE OFFICE

      Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation, State Secretariat , Awkam Third Floor, Room 18

      STATE MANAGER: CHITO ONWUZULIKE

      Contact: 0807 607 0280

  53. Edith says:

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I
    find It truly useful & it helped me out much.

    I hope to give something back and aid others like
    you aided me.

  54. Nehemiah Samaila says:

    Pls I need a help can I get someone to help me out
    Here is my contact
    07016155225

  55. Okuo Ubani says:

    I am in Edo state, a mobile money agent, how can I benefit from this grant scheme?

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your mail, please talk to our officer in Edo State using the contact details below
      EDO STATE OFFICE

      Plot 6A, Industrial Development Centre (IDC)

      Off Agho Str., off Ekenwan Road,

      Upper Owena, Evbuotubu Quarters, Benin City,

      STATE MANAGER: MOSES EGBABOR

      Contact: 0803 430 7276

  56. Suleiman Babangida says:

    I’m very much interested please.

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