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Buhari appoints Katsina governor's aide as DG, SMEDAN

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dikko Umaru Radda as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).

The appointment, which takes immediate effect, is for a period of five years.

The announcement is contained in a press statement on Monday by Bolaji Adebiyi, director (press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Dr. Radda graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in AgriculturalEconomics and Extension from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, in 1996. He obtained two Master's Degrees in Agricultural Extension and in International Affairs and Diplomacy; and also his Ph.Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1998 and 2015.

A former Teacher, Banker and Local Government Chairman, Dr. Radda until his new appointment, was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Katsina State.