The appointment was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday by the Head, Corporate Affairs Unit, SMEDAN, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, where it was stated that Radda’s appointment for a second term in office was contained in a letter dated March 12, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.
9jatalks understands Radda was first appointed as the SMEDAN DG in March 2016 and with the fresh appointment which took effect from March 15, 2021, will be in charge of the agency for the next 5 years..
Reacting to his reappointment, Radda took to his Twitter handle @dikko_radda, to thank the President for the opportunity to serve in that capacity.
He also appreciated the support from family, friends, and loved ones, promising to take SMEDAN to greater heights.
He wrote: “All praise and gratitude be to Almighty Allah, today my tenure as the Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has been extended for another five years. I am glad to have another opportunity to serve my fatherland.”
“I want to extend my gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the confidence and trust he has in me which served as pillar to unprecedented success we recorded at SMEDAN in the last five years.”
“I am humbled and overwhelmed by the esteemed support from my family, friends, and well-wishers as well as my fellow citizens. Thank you and God bless you all.”