How to register your small business with SMEDAN to access grants and other benefits

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The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has again announced the commencement of mass registration of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Umaru Radda urged micro and small business owners in Nigeria to register with the Agency to stand a chance of getting a ₦50,000 grant and investment support from both government and corporate companies. The registration will ensure a comprehensive database of businesses, and ensure well articulated aids in form of empowerment programs and entrepreneurship training, business insurance and many more opportunities.

The mass registration exercise will facilitate the development of comprehensive data base for MSMEs in Nigeria, and each MSME will have a unique identification number created for them.

The registration exercise is open to all Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises operating in Nigeria, including artisans, traders, tailors, fashion designers, spare part dealers and so much more.

The DG of SMEDAN, in the message to all business owners, said that a SMEDAN Unique Identification Number (SUIN) will be given to every enterprise registered on its database. He said that the process of registration is fast and easy, and free.

In his words: “Dear Nigerians, The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has commenced the mass registration of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. The mass registration exercise will facilitate the development of comprehensive data base for MSMEs in Nigeria. And each MSME will have a unique identification number created for them.

“The registration exercise is open to All Micro , Small and Medium Enterprises operating in Nigeria, including artisans, traders, tailors, fashion designers, spare part dealers and so much more. If you run a business you are qualified to register.

“With registration, stakeholders in private and public sector can provide the necessary support, policies and programs tailored for you”.

The benefits to your business include:

  • a SMEDAN unique identification Number (SUIN)
  • Access to SMEDAN conditional Grant scheme (Grants up to N50,000 per MSME)
  • priority funding from public and private sector, financial institutions including international donor Agencies
  • Empowerment programs and entrepreneurship Training
  • Business insurance, and more opportunities.

Registration can be done HERE

 

1 COMMENT

  1. In the process of Registering my business on this site, there is no template provision for entering the particular Local Government of my business, eg Under Kogi or Plateau state, no provision for choosing my LGA of my operation.

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