SMEDAN to Licence 150 Business Development Service Providers

October 1, 2021
Business Development Service Providers

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) would award Practicing Licenses to 150 qualified Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs).

This would be under the National BDSPs Certification and Accreditation Framework coming up on Thursday, October 7.

This was disclosed by Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, Head, Corporate Affairs Unit, SMEDAN in a statement on Thursday.

Mr Mohammed stated that the National BDSPs programme was designed to standardise the delivery of Business Development Services to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

This is in furtherance to achieve objectives laid down by the federal government when Mrs Mariam Katagum, Minister of State, for Industry, Trade and Investment, inaugurated the National Steering Committee of the BDSPs Certification and Accreditation programme in November 2020.

According to Mohammed, the inauguration heralds the commencement of the BDSPs certification process.

“The programme sets, structures and systemises standardised curriculum for the development of relevant Business Development Service (BDS) for all functional areas of any small business,” he said.

Mrs Katagum is expected to be the special guest of honour at the occasion, while the Director-General of SMEDAN, Mr Dikko Radda, who is the Chief Host, will deliver a lead paper.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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