The Federal Government of Nigeria established the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria by the SMEDAN Act of 2003.
The agency has the responsibility of promoting and developing the MSME sector in the country.
The SMEDAN certificate is an important document that serves as evidence that your business is duly registered with SMEDAN.
This certificate is important because it could be requested when applying for government support. On the Certificate is a unique SMEDAN number that identifies each business registered with the agency.
Your certificate will be presented to you electronically in PDF formats along with your SMEDAN number after successfully registering your business with the Agency.
What Is SMEDAN
SMEDAN is an abbreviation that means Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria. It is an agency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria established by the 2003 SMEDAN Act, with the responsibility of coordinating, initiating policies and ideas, and providing support for MSME in Nigeria.
Currently, the DG (Director General) of SMEDAN is Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda.
Roles And Functions Of SMEDAN In Nigeria
The roles and functions of Small And Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria include:
Working with both private and public sectors to create an enabling environment for the striving of MSME.
SMEDAN over the years have provided support services and opportunities through the private and public sector for MSME
Creation of a database for monitoring and coordinating the activities of MSME
Because accurate data is critical for the assessment of the MSME sector, SMEDAN aims to reach and formalize as many MSME as possible through its mass registration program. Having a database of all MSME will help the agency in its decision making.