SMEDANSmall and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria
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Adebayo, represented by Mr Olajide Bamidele, the Deputy Director, Investment Promotion department said the ministry, through NIPC and SMEDAN played an intermediary role in a comprehensive approach for promotion of sustainable business linkages.
Similarly, government agencies such as SMEDAN, NDE, etc.
Organisers Clarion Events, Spintelligent and Event Patrons, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have invited a selection of Event Partners including, the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment (FMITI) as Host Ministry, Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigerian Export - Import Bank (NEXIM), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and several International Trade & Export Councils.
Aganga's ministry, BOI, SMEDAN and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), which builds the capacity of young technicians, are collaborating on the proposed project.
After his election to the 9th Senate, Adeola in conjunction with SMEDAN has trained over 4,000 women and youths in various skills and entrepreneur development.
'In Nigeria, he said recent data released by both SMEDAN and National Bureau of Statistics (NBC) have confirmed that there are about 41.5million MSMEs in Nigeria and collectively they contribute to well over 50 per cent of Nigeria's GDP.
He said the youth could only enjoy the apex bank's intervention facilities if they had been trained by certified agencies like the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) or Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
The business of Purpose Summit, in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has trained 150 budding entrepreneurs on the requisite skills to effectively operate in a business environment.