The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria has renewed its commitment to support entrepreneurship in boosting the national economy.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the agency, Mr Olawale Fasanya, at the closing ceremony of training for 80 Women on Self Employment Programme in Lokoja on Friday.
The Deputy Director of Planning, SMEDAN, Malam Shuaibu Haruna, who represented the director-general, assured that SMEDAN would continue to support all entrepreneurs nationwide.
He said, “We want to assure Nigerians that we would support the MSMEs sub-sector on job creation and wealth creation as well as poverty alleviation. We have identified some gaps in MSMEs, our agency initiated the programme to orient women on farming and agri-business and assist those in active farming.
“WISE-P particularly focuses on women who are into farming and agri-business production as a means of providing incentives that would ease some of the gaps and challenges identified.”