Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has applauded the state Commissioner for Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Sadiq Hamisu Shira for his efforts and constant consultation with critical stakeholders for the advancement and overall development of SMEs in the state.
The Governor made the commendation when he received the Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDA), Mr Charles Odii at the Bauchi state Government lodge in Abuja.
Governor Bala Mohammed assured that his Government will support the Commissioner to consolidate on the existing partnership between Bauchi state Government and SMEDAN on the targeted programs that will foster job creation, reduce poverty and address youths restiveness.
According to him, Small and Medium Enterprises are important for economic growth and development, regional development, flexibility, social impact, and diversification of the economy.
Governor Bala Mohammed also highlighted that their contributions are vital for a thriving and resilient economy thus making SMEs a key component of sustainable and inclusive economic development.
On his part, the Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Mr Charles Odii appreciated the efforts of the Bauchi Governor in the areas of strengthening SMEs activities by providing them with technical and financial services to enhance their operations.
The Commissioner for Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Sadiq Hamisu Shira on his recent visit to the SMEDAN DG explained that it was part of his ministry’s consultation with critical partners for the development of SMEs in the state.