Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company (GSIPDC) wants a working partnership with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) to reposition the company in line with the economic agenda of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
The chairman of the board of GSIPDC, Dr Umar Kwairanga (Sarkin Fulanin Gombe), who led his members on a courtesy visit to the director-general of the NIPC in Abuja recently, said ever since the establishment of the company in 1999 to manage the state investment buildup and drive development, the company had barely achieved its set goals and objectives.
He said that was why Governor Yahaya constituted a new board and management to revamp it and rekindle the social and economic potentials of the outfit.
Kwairanga said, “My board was inaugurated in July 2021 and we have set for ourselves the task of positioning the company at the forefront of the development narrative in Gombe State.
“This involves resuscitating various legacy assets and projects as well as actualising the new initiative of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s administration such as the Gombe Industrial Park and Special Development Zones plan for the three senatorial zones.”
According to him, the board had realised that in order to meet these targets in record time, collaboration and support from the NIPC is expedient.
“The Nigerian Investment Promotion Council was established in 2004 to encourage, promote and coordinate investment in the Nigerian economy. From that perspective, the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company is also an Agency registered and empowered to do same in Gombe State.
“We therefore seek to collaborate and learn from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council as to how we can effectively carry out our investment promotion mandate,” he added.
Kwairanga stressed that the board would seek to know the metric investors to consider before deciding where to invest and how it could quickly put measures in place in order to attract more investors to the state.