President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 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.