Enterprise Television- SMEDAN Charges Industries to Upscale Local Content
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, has charged industries across the country to upscale local content in their operations.
Director General of SMEDAN, Dr. Umaru Radda, represented by the Director of Engineering, Technology, Innovation & Infrastructure, SMEDAN, Engineer David Ozigi, gave the advice during the official launch of the Shade Tree Youth Empowerment Initiative, STYEI, at the Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria, PAN, in Kaduna.
Answering questions from journalists, Radda said the issue of local content should be prioritized by industries operating in Nigeria as this was part of their responsibilities to contribute to human resources development and job creation in the country, saying “Nigeria has qualified manpower in large.”
He said: “The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, has mandate that can see to the development of Nigeria’s industrial sector and shore up local content. We are also committed to such initiatives to improve local content as STYEI by Peugot Automobile of Nigeria, PAN, and we want to encourage industries across the country to prioritize local content in their operations.
“We have young and vibrant young people who have all the potentials but are yet to be tapped and harnessed for economic development and growth.”