Youth Empowerment: SMEDAN Empowers 145 Youths In Oyo - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE


Monday, October 18, 2021

Youth Empowerment: SMEDAN Empowers 145 Youths In Oyo

• Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) empowers 145 youths under it’s National Business Skill Development Initiative in OYO state. 

The empowerment took place at the Emmanuel Alayande Hall on Monday 18th November, 2021 where by youths were trained on fashion design , Catering and Hair Dressing. 

Seventy (75)beneficiaries from fashion design department were given Industrial sewing machines , 30 beneficiaries from Catering  department were given Gas coker and Oven and Mixer and 40 beneficiaries from Hair Dressing  were given Dryer, foot massager, blower and Tunner  to enhance their respective businesses.

The programme is design to provide entrepreneurship and vocational skills as well as provision of empowerment materials and equipment to fill the capacity gaf of the youths . The initiative is designed to ensure that professional services will be provided by local and well trained young artisans leading to reduction in job losses in the country.

The programme is being implemented in all the states of the federation and FCT where a total of 5,365 entrepreneurs were impacted with entrepreneurship and vocational-skills as well as provision of empowerment materials to 145 per state and FCT.

God bless the Director General of Smedan Dr Dikko Radda Gwagwaren Katsina , he was respected by Deputy Director of Engineering Mr Ibrahim Toyin Abudl Malik and the program was declared open by Honorable Commissioner of Trade ,Industry, Investment and Cooperative in person of Barrister Olanurewaju Olaleye and other Directors from the Minsitry of Trade , Industry ,Investment and Cooperative. 

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