The Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Umaru Radda, has promised that the agency will assist state governments in developing their small and medium enterprises.
Radda spoke while exchanging views with the Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong, in his office in Abuja where he noted that the agency was well positioned to assist state governments in developing and promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), considering the strategic importance of the sector to wealth creation and poverty alleviation.
He said the agency was doing all it could to formalise MSMEs so that they could access funds and other benefits.
The DG explained that the agency was being repositioned to meet the challenges of the present times.
“SMEDAN will assist the state in key areas of business development services and entrepreneurship training. Furthermore, I congratulate the governor for establishing the state small and medium enterprises development agency.” he said.
Responding, the Plateau State governor, Solomon Lalong, noted that SMEDAN remained key to actualising one of his agenda for youths and women in the state.