The Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Umaru Radda, has said the agency will create 1.5 million jobs in the next six months.
He made this disclosure during the visit of the Financial System Strategy (FSS) 2020 Project Team, led by its Head, Project Management Office, Mohammed D. Suleyman, to the agency’s corporate headquarters in Abuja.
“The major driver for economic growth is wealth and job creation. SMEDAN aims to create 1.5 million jobs in the next six months which will be a great step in achieving the core mandate of the agency,” Radda said.
The director-general described the Financial System Strategy (FSS) 2020 project as a catalyst for national development and that it would strengthen the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector as well as galvanise the nation’s economy.
Earlier, Suleyman had said the project dealt with pension, MSMEs, insurance and mortgage among others.
He said the primary focus of the project was to make the Nigerian economy to be the fastest and best economy by 2020.