By Our Correspondent
The Director-General, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umar Radda has disclosed that the Federal Government had provided N75 billion support for business owners across the country.
Dr. Radda made the disclosure yesterday in Katsina while speaking in an interview with newsmen.
He noted that the funds were provided to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on formalization, pay roll support, general grants, grants to artisans and transport workers.
The DG added that in the year 2020 the Federal Government released 100 per cent of their budgetry allocation,adding ” this is done despite the economic challenges”.
Dr. Radda therefore commended President Buhari for supporting the agency to achieve it’s desired goal.
Similarly, the DG has thanked Allah and the president for his reappointment for a second term.
He therefore reiterated his commitment in the eradication of poverty and providing employment across the country