El-Rufai invites Chinese experts to revamp Kaduna economy

Posted by Sola Ojo and Noah Ebije, Kaduna | 13 September 2018 | 1,311 times

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•Governor el-Rufai

As part of efforts to improve the economy of Kaduna State, Governor Nasiru el-Rufai has invited Chinese experts to see the possibility of revamping the textile industry in the state.

The development, according to the governor, is aimed at ensuring productive investment that would increase the economic chances of the state.

Governor el-Rufai, who stated this when he received the team at Sir Ibrahim Kashim House, Kaduna, on Wednesday, said the need to revamp the textile industry became necessary because of the impact which the development would have along the value chain, which would improve the living standards of the people and cotton farmers in the state.

Elsewhere, General Manager of Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency, Sabi’u Sani Isyaku said the state government invited the company to see how it could revive cotton through value chain.

Earlier, leader of Chinese experts, Mrs. Shuying Wang said the team was in Nigeria to assist the country in all the cotton value chain for improved and sustainable economy, adding that Nigeria has the potential to be a global destination of quality cotton.

Regardless, in spite of high-security risks on the Birnin Gwari route, a governorship aspirant and former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Sani Sidi, has visited Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state; to consult with party leaders, key stakeholders and delegates. Sidi claimed other governorship aspirants in the state are afraid to tour the area because of insecurity.

•Excerpted from a Daily Sun  report



Source: News Express

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