Buhari appoints Umaru Radda DG SMEDAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has ​appoint​ed Dikko Radda as director-general of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN.

A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawan, said the appointment is for a period of five years.

Mr. Radda graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics 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 doctor of philosophy in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1998 and 2015.

A former teacher, banker and local government chairman, Mr. Radda was until his new appointment, the chief of staff to the governor of Katsina State.

The appointment takes immediate effect.


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