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SMEDAN plans to conduct fresh survey of MSMEs, says Masari


ABUJA – Mr Bature Masari, the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), on Monday, said that the Agency was fine-tuning its plan to conduct new national MSME survey.
He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Masari said that the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises survey was to update the 2010 report which showed that there were over 17 million of such enterprise with a cumulative employment of over 32 million in the country.
He recalled that the need to assess the contribution of MSME sub-sector to the Nigerian economy partially instigated the national MSME survey conducted in 2010.
He said “I am very confident that this figure will have significantly increased and that explains why SMEDAN plans to conduct another survey.’’
He described MSMEs as drivers of the economy, which, according to him, contributed to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
Masari said that the MSMEs have huge potential to place Nigeria as one of the top 20 economies of the world by 2020.
He, therefore, tasked stakeholders to jointly work toward creating an enabling environment to help potential and existing MSME’s to blossom.
“The MSME space is large, demanding the unflinching commitments of stakeholders and practitioners,’’ he added. (NAN

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