By Emmanuella Anokam
The Federal Government has expressed preparedness to partner with Kano State Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA) in rehabilitation of the state trade fair complex.
Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the ministry by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
Adebayo, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Ifedayo Sayo, said that Kano State deserved a state of the art trade fair complex as the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria.
The minister praised the governor for his giant strides in the development of the state, saying he could bear good testimonies of his excellent performance which attracted many industries.
He said“ Ganduje had sought the assistance of the Minister in the development of the trade fair complex and provision of infrastructure for the complex
“The governor said his administration embarked on some infrastructure projects to attract investors into the state, which had yielded a lot with over 120 industries established and many others revived.
In his remarks, Ganduje pointed out that the state had not only become the commercial nerve centre of the Northern Nigeria but also for some West African countries, particularly Niger and Chad.
He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, noting that Kano State was prepared to take advantage of the project.
Ganduje also commended the President for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan-Kano railway project and the approval of modern railway station in Kano.
He assured the minister that his administration would provide enabling environment for private businesses to thrive.
According to him, this informed the establishment of the Kano Inland Dry Port to be completed in September this year.
The governor disclosed that his administration was constructing a dual access road to the dry port in addition to other infrastructure to the tune of N2.4 billion (NAN)