The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has got a new director-general: Dikko Radda. Until this appointment BY President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Radda was the chief of staff to the governor of Katsina State.

A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, 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; he also has a PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1998 and 2015.

Radda was once a teacher, a banker and a local government chairman.

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