by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in Bauchi State has trained over 200 persons of small business owners on proper record keeping and managerial skills.
Speaking during the training, the State Manager of SMEDAN, Abudulrasheed A. Aliyu, said the training was under the National Agri-preneurship Training Scheme of the Federal Government.
The training was organized for beneficiaries in his office in Bauchi State recently. Abudulrasheed Aliyu is also the coordinator of the National Entrepreneurship Programme in Bauchi State.
According to him, the training has impacted positively on the beneficiaries in the state, saying that, the beneficiaries, who are into cooperatives groups, were also given over N250,000 each by the agency to further boost their businesses.
He noted that, the post-training programme was to assess the level of progress made by the beneficiaries and the challenges being faced in utilizing the training they got and intervention, in order to address them.
He said the beneficiaries were also sensitized on how to seek guidance from NAFDAC, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and Corporate Affairs Commission on how to improve their businesses.
Speaking also, one of the beneficiaries, Bello Inuwa Galoji (from Mabuga Multipurpose Cooperative Society), commended the Federal Government for the gesture, assuring that, the training he has received has impacted positively in his business, which has recorded tremendous successes.