PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria.
A former teacher, banker and Local Government Chairman, Radda until his new appointment, was the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari.
A terse statement issued on Monday by the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi, said the appointment, which takes immediate effect, was 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 International Affairs and Diplomacy in addition to a Ph.D in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1998 and 2015.