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Ganduje Woos Investors To Kano



Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on investors especially those in agribusiness to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in Kano by investing in the ancient city.

Ganduje made the assertions yesterday when he received the South African Acting High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr Bobby Moroe who paid him a Courtesy Visit in his office.

The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, maintained that Kano, known for its commercial activities, equally possesses vast farming facilities that made it the best among other States of the federation.

He said Kano and South Africa have the advantage to strengthen their bilateral relationship especially as the State has the number of farmers ready to put the State ahead in terms of production.

“I believe that apart from commercial activities and investments, we should try and look at those areas where we can take advantage of what you can get from us and what we can get from you,” the governor said.

“We have partners in South Africa in terms of investment and that is through the Kano State Committee on investment which is headed by His Royal Highness, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II.”

Ganduje noted that production was one of the major indices that the present administration would look at as it forms the backbone of processing of farm produce.

“Production is one of the major indices that we are going to look at because when you produce definitely you need to process and that is the area we are looking at the moment,” Ganduje said.

The Governor added that in view of the development in the agricultural production, processing industries are emerging in Kano and that would pave way for the two countries to relate well on the investments agreements.

Ganduje further assured the South African Acting High Commissioner in Nigeria and his team that they would continue to find Kano very useful in the pursuit of their bilateral relationship with the state in particular and the nation in general.

Earlier, the Acting High Commissioner Mr Moroe informed the Governor that they were in Kano to strengthen the bilateral relationship that exists between Nigeria and South Africa.

“We have identified Kano as one of the most strategic places for our commercial activities especially when we look at the great opportunity that exist here,” Moroe said.

“The profile of Kano is in line with what we really wanted to have in Nigeria not only to cultivate and create trading investment opportunities between the people of Nigeria and South Africa, but also to strengthen the tight relationship that has always existed even before 1994 when Nigeria supported South African Struggles for freedom and liberation.”