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April 12, 2017

SMEDAN tasks fabricators on entrepreneurship

SMEDAN tasks fabricators on entrepreneurship

•Factory workers at one of the Lagos industrial clusters

By Gabriel Ewepu

ABUJA—THE Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, has charged indigenous fabricators to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship for competitiveness.

The charge was contained in a goodwill message delivered by the Director General, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Radda, at the just-concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2017 and National Fabricators’ Workshop, organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, in Abuja.

Radda, who was represented by the agency’s Director of Engineering, Technology, Innovation & Infrastructure, Engr. David Ozigi, spoke on Stimulating Economic Growth during Recession through Indigenous Fabrication Technology Capability and Awareness, described fabricators as vital in promotion and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, and industrialisation of the economy.

He said: “A fabricator needs to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship for him or her to succeed in running a competitive enterprise. It is in recognition of this fact that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, collaborates with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, FIIRO, to maximally utilise the potential of fabricators.

“The maximum utilisation of indigenous fabricators will create wealth and give the nation the leverage to produce machineries and equipment that are otherwise imported. The spill over of this activity would engender sustainable economic growth.”