President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Olawale Fasanya as the new Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
PlatinumPost reports that Fasanya will succeed Umaru Radda, who recently won the gubernatorial ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State ahead of the 2023 general elections.
A statement signed by Ibrahim Mohammed, Deputy Director/Head, Corporate Affairs Unit of SMEDAN on Saturday, said Fasanya’s appointment which took effect from 6th June 2022, was contained in a letter dated 23rd June 2022 and signed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo.
“Fasanya is a seasoned technocrat and a certified Business Development Advisor with a proven track record of landmark accomplishments of thirty-five years in the MSME ecosystem in Nigeria. It is expected that he will bring to bear his wealth of experience on his new national assignment.
” Fasanya was born on 3rd June 1962 in Ogbomosho, Osun state, South West Nigeria.
” He is a holder of the West African School Certificate, Bachelor of Arts (English and Literary Studies) from the prestigious University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University Ife in 1985, Advanced Certificate in Public Relations, Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Ogba Lagos 1990, Masters in Public Administration, Lagos State University Lagos 1994, Diploma In Market Oriented Small Business Development Service, International Training Centre of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Turin, Italy in 2008, and presently expecting his PhD in Public Policy Analysis and Management University of America, ” the statement said.