Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has appointed the Kano Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, to chair the newly inaugurated Kano Investment Advisory Committee, with the view to identifying strategies for making the state economically viable.
The governor hinted that the overall wisdom behind the Committee was to take the advantage of the personality of the Emir, arguing that, “We need to take the advantage of his personality around the globe.”
Ganduje added that sometimes it could be difficult to separate between investments and personalities, “…hence our resolve to work with the Emir,” he said.
He made the revelation during inauguration ceremony of the Committee, held at Government House, Kano, in the presence of members of the state executive council and members and the Emirate Council, Kano.
Unlocking constraints that hinder the progress of the economic potentials of the state, facilitating inflow of foreign and domestic investments and working with the federal and state governments in addressing concerns that impede the economic progress of the state, were amongst the terms of reference given to the committee.
Ganduje further assured that, the state government would do everything possible to make sure that committee’s work was integrated with the policy direction of his administration.
Assuring further that, they would work with the private organisations and other relevant organisations to enhance the economic viability of the state.
Committee’s work was also extended to advising government on the best practices in the economic development of the state, coupled with submitting periodic report to government.
On his part, the Emir of Kano assured the governor that they would discharge their given responsibilities with all sense of responsibility and ownership. He also commended the governor for the good initiative.
Members of the committee were drawn from the business community, government agencies and the Emirate Council.