The SME Digital Academy has hosted several events including Graduations, strategic partnerships and more. Here are a few images and videos to showcase the activities of the Academy. 

We celebrated the Virtual Graduation of First batch of Learners from across 16 States in Nigeria, that completed their courses and earned a Digital Certificate and are now ready to take their businesses to new heights, courtesy of SMEDAN. 
DG-CEO of SMEDAN during the 1st graduation ceremony (April 2021)
DG-CEO of SMEDAN during the 1st graduation ceremony (April 2021)

Other selected speakers at various SME Digital Academy Events 

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Abba Bello

MD, Nigerian Export-Import Bank 
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Monday Ewans

Director, Enterprise Development, SMEDAN
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Engr. Yahaya Bukar

Standards Organization of Nigeria, Representing the DG-SON
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Ibrahim Hassan

Financial System Strategy 2020, Representing Director FSS2020


Two Institutional Giants within the Non-Oil Sectors in Nigeria came together to unveil a Strategic Partnership that will train MSMEs across the country on the SME Digital Academy platform. 

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Watch the unveiling of the Strategic Partnership

Dec2021- NCC and SMEDAN
Event Story 

In December 2021, NCC and SMEDAN signed a Strategic Partnership to training MSMEs on the SME Digital Academy, a landmark event that will drive the growth of the Digital Economy and Non-Oil GDP. We are pleased to note that the first Batch for First Quarter 2022 graduated on April 8, 2022.

May 2021 - SME Digital Academy Outreach - Abuja

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April 2021 Graduation of SMEs

Excitement as the DG-SMEDAN welcomed and officially presented Certificates of Completion to Business Owners. 

Event details

Digital Via Zoom for learners from across 16 States. 

NEXIM House Plot 975, Cadastral Zone AO, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria.

Wednesday May 21 at 10:00 am 

In the News

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SMEDAN, NEXIM To Assist MSMEs With Access To Finance

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Lack of Capacity is hindering SMEs from getting access to finance. 

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) 

A Cross section of various activities 

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SMEDAN's Strategic Partners

Some Partners of SMEDAN that support SME Development in Nigeria and invited for the Graduation Ceremony. 

A critical factor for SME growth is Knowledge and Skills and that is what we are pushing  with this academy. Soon, a lot of benefits will be tied to the SME Digital Academy. 

Abubakar A. Bello

Managing Director / Chief Executive
Nigeria Export- Import Bank

Prof. Yemi Kale

 Statistician General of the Federation/CEO
National Bureau of Statistics

Makiko Okumura

Senior Director, The Resident Representative Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 

Mr. Tony Okpanachi

The Managing Director
Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN)

 Mallam Farouk A. Salim

The Director General
Standard Organization of Nigeria

Mr. Godwin Emefiele

The Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye

National Agency for Food & Drug Administration Control 


The Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

Christopher Pycroft

Country Director Department for International Development (DFID)

Mohammed Suleyman

Financial System Strategy 2020

Awal Hassan

The Managing Director
Bank of Agriculture (BOA)

Mr. Amu Ogbeide

The Managing Partner /CEO
Star Sapphire Group

Senator Osita Izunaso

The Director General
National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC)

Mr. Olusegun Awolowo

The Executive Secretary/CEO
Nigeria Export Promotion Council

Mrs. Ebere Okereke

The Executive Director
Sapphital Learning Ltd

Mr. Olukayode A. Pitan

The managing Director/CEO
Bank of Industry


The Registrar General Corporate Affairs Commission

 Mr. Olusegun Awolowo

The Executive Secretary/CEO
Nigeria Export Promotion Council

Mrs. Ebere Okereke

The Managing Director
TheFlygeria, Lorewa, Sapphital

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The SME Digital Academy is guided by the principles of Excellence, Value-Creation and Social Impact. We bring the finest instructors and share their wisdom with other business owners. We understand the importance of Value and Impact to communities and families and will strive for top-quality at all times. 


The modules and lessons are designed in a practical way, with real-world localized examples relevant to your business. We will be the preferred learning platform for Businesses in Africa. 


The strategies shared and knowledge gained can help you to immediately set up your business or scale up existing operations. We work with our instructors to cover diverse areas of learning.  


We work with fellow agencies of Government, International bodies, Private Companies and indeed instructors and businesses to build an ecosystem that will grow the SME Sector. 

Your Certificate of Completion 

Each course is backed by a Certificate of Completion in Your Name / Business Name signed and approved by the DG-SMEDAN. There is no limit to how many courses and certificates you can have and it is available as eCopy which you can access in your profile, forever. Brag about them, share them on Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook  or showcase them among your Business Documents when applying to local and international institutions.    
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