Tekedia reader, Wale, wrote on the article we wrote about The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN):
It is very shameful to see websites of our governmental agencies, ministries and other designed with low quality webapp components. SMEDAN website looks shambolic, untidy and extreme poor or no colour full design.
Our people please wake up world is watching us, we need to step up and manage things properly.
First what is SMEDAN?
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) was established by the SMEDAN Act of 2003 to promote the development of the MSME sector of the Nigeria Economy. The Agency positions itself as a “One Stop Shop” for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development. Micro Enterprises are included in the clientele of the Agency since they form the bedrock for SME’s
After looking at their corporate website, we decided to call some developers in Lagos to see if we can help this agency to have a befitting website that will represent Nigeria and actually make what they claim they do to be possible. You cannot attract entrepreneurs to seek funds with that site. That is below any level known in web design. Was someone paid to do that? We mean how can the DG allow that kind of identity for a federal agency. This is very shameful and totally ridiculous.
Please pass this message to SMEDAN and tell them that more than ten Nigerian developers are ready to do and develop a world class website FREE for the good of the nation. If you are interested in participating in this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. From now onwards, we will be identifying those poorly designed site of government agencies and offer help to them.