President Buhari Appoints Dr. Radda As Director-General, SMEDAN

Buhari appoints Katsina gov’s Chief of Staff SMEDAN DG


14th March, 2016.



His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). The appointment, which takes immediate effect, is for a period of five years.

Dr. Radda graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in AgriculturalEconomics and Extension from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, in 1996.  He obtained two Master’s Degrees in Agricultural Extension and in International Affairs and Diplomacy; and also his Ph.Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1998 and 2015.

A former Teacher, Banker and Local Government Chairman, Dr. Radda until his new appointment, was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Katsina State.



Bolaji Adebiyi,

Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.


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