The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has trained over 1000 of its One Local Government One Product (OLOP) programme
This training was conducted in a nationwide sensitisation and entrepreneurship trainings for its 2018 candidate -Cooperative Enterprises aimed at acquainting them on the modalities of business growth and product innovation.
A statement by the agency said this is in line with its resolve over a decade to deliver capacity development programmes to various groups across the country under its flagship programme OLOP initiative.
Ag. Director (Special Duties) of the Agency, Mr. Bowie Okimba said, the training was also meant to enable the master trainers help beneficiaries diagnose problems inherent in their businesses and proffer solutions to those business challenges. As well as acquainting them with legal prerequisites of running their businesses.
Mr. Okimba stressed that the beneficiaries numbering 1190 nationwide were also sensitized on export potentials and business plan development. According to him, at the end of the one week training, beneficiaries were equipped with skilled manpower at all management levels and the training would also enhance abilities and potentials among entrepreneurs as well as enhancing product quality.
One of the beneficiaries at the Katsina State training held at Bayajidda primary School Daura, Mallam Sani Lawal commended SMEDAN for the initiative. He said they have learnt a lot in terms of growing their businesses adding the whole modules treated at the training would go a long way in boosting their various businesses.