1 the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)greeted the inauguration of the Association of Nigeria Certified Business Development Service Providers (ACBDSP).
two The CEO of SMEDANOlawale Fasanya, described it as a welcome development, adding that the partnership would deepen the practice of business development services in Nigeria.
3 Fasanya said this on Tuesday when the Board of Trustees (BOT) and members of the ACBDSP visited him in Abuja.
4 the SMEThe head of DAN reiterated the objectives of the BDSP program in Nigeria, saying that the federal government plans to achieve a more effective Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector through it.
5 While pledging SMEDAN’s commitment to collaborate with the new association, Fasanya tasked all certified Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs) to work hard under the ACBDSP umbrella.
6 According to him, this is to add value to Nigerian SMEs and promote the growth of the sector.
7 Fasanya further urged the association to boost its members’ commitment to shared goals.
8 He assured the association of SMEDAN’s willingness to support the development of SMEs in the country.
9 BOT President, ACBDSP, Stanley Muoneke, commended SMEDAN for its foresight and support during the association’s formation, as well as its continued efforts to develop micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEss) sector in Nigeria.
10 Muoneke also praised the leadership role played by the Business Development Center of the Panatlantic University as much as Kaduna Business School.
eleven He said that the ACBDSP aims to build a community of BDSP professionals who define excellence and promote ethics for the profession and practice of business development service providers in Nigeria.
12 “Looking forward, SMEDAN and ACBDSP look forward to working closely together on key projects aimed at bringing value and growth to the MSME sector in Nigeria,” said Muoneke.
13 The Nigerian News Agency reports that the BOT members of the ACBDSP include Prof. helen andowdoctor dahiru-sani and Hajia Raliat Oyetunde.
14 Others are Mike Alade, Helen Emore, Ibrahim Buwanhot and Onaifo Uwa.
It should be remembered that in 2018, the Federal Government, through SMEDAN, established a national framework for the accreditation and certification of business development service providers.
fifteen It aims to set the standard for business development interventions by certifying a quality mark for the provision of business development services to MSMEs in Nigeria.
sixteen BDSPs, who go through a training and accreditation process, meet the standard benchmark for business development service interventions.
17 MSMEs are certified and assisted in strategy, performance, competitiveness and facilitate access to financing, thus contributing directly to the economic development of the country.
18 The ACBDSP was formed and incorporated by certified BDSPs in April 2022 as a platform to promote the professional practice of BDSPs in Nigeria.
19 It acts as a springboard for members to exchange ideas, accelerate business growth, reinforce practical knowledge, drive common standards, and improve customer relationships.
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