President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed chief of staff of Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Dikko Umaru Radda, as the director-general/chief executive officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
This appointment, which was communicated through a statement sent to The Trent on Monday, March 14, 2016 from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, takes immediate effect, is for a period of five years.
Radda graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics 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.