June 17, 2016

SMEDAN, Sokoto govt train 100 youths on entrepreneurship

SMEDAN, Sokoto govt train 100 youths on entrepreneurship

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto

By Gabriel Ewepu

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, with the Sokoto State Government has commenced the training of 100 youths on entrepreneurship skills.

This was flagged off by the Director-General, SMEDAN, Dr Dikko Radda, in Sokoto.

Radda, who was represented by Director, Engineering Technology and Infrastructure, SMEDAN, Mr Abu Ozigi, at opening of the training said the agency has been repositioned to ensure young people were adequately trained on entrepreneurial skills to be self-reliant and positively contribute to the development and growth of the economy.

Radda also expressed optimism that with the collaboration between the agency and Sokoto State Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, the training would go a long way to solve unemployment in the state as those to be trained will also become employers of labour and pay tax to the state government.

He said: “SMEDAN is now set to reposition itself for a focused delivery of business development services to micro, small and medium enterprises in the country, with particular emphasis on micro enterprises.

“Training of 100 youths on various entrepreneurial skills and productivity, the youth under the programme will be self-employed and also empowered to start their business, and other youth will be employed by them.”