Investment: Kano Partners China's Shandong Province

Posted by:Abubakar Dundu

   Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has restated the commitment of his administration to partner with People's Republic of China to boosft commercial activities in the State.

He gave the assurance at a meeting with the  business community and a high level delegation from Shandong Province from the People's Republic of China held  in Kano.

Governor Ganduje, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said that considering the vast commercial opportunities and endowments which the State is blessed with, government would not hesitate to encourage investors to come and invest.

" We have many areas of investment opportunities that our investors can properly harnesses for mutual benefit in leather,textile, agro allied  and solid minerals industries  among others", he explained.

It could be recalled that last month, the Deputy Governor led a delegation to Shandong Province during which he signed an MOU on behalf of the Kano State Government with the Shandong Province on mutual investment relationship. 

According to the Governor, it was part of the visit's agenda that the high level delegation from Shandon Province would meet with business community in Kano to discuss issues on commerce and investment for the benefit of the two sister States.

He said " our gathering here is for the delegation from Shandong Province to meet with the representatives of Kano business community operating in the private sector. They are very committed and full of determination to partner with any willing investor either in Greenfield or Brownfield investiment ".

Abdullahi Ganduje maintained that in trying to actualize this relationship between Shandong Province and the State investors, the present administration would continue to lend its support and encouragement to see that our noble dream on investment comes to reality ".

The Governor further expressed optimism that the visit would be translated in to reality by concretizing all investment offerings and negotiations, stressing that "as you visit Kano and meet with its people, we hope there will be exchange visits to strengthen our relationship with Shandong Province  ".

In his speech, the leader of the Chinese delegation and also the President of Shandong Provincial Committee, Fu Zhifang, expressed appreciation to the people of Kano for the great hospitality accorded them during the visit.

" We have been to some historical sites of the ancient city of Kano and some commercial centers. From what we have seen, there are a lot of endowments on investments which will soon be established between the sister States " he appreciated. 

Fu Zhifang assured the Governor that their visit to Kano would give room for investment relationship between Shandong Province, which according to him, would be beneficial to the present and future generations of the People's Republic of China and Nigeria in general. 

The delegation visited the Northster SME industrial cubicles at Sharada which is a ready made cluster for any interested Chinese company, the Kano Emir's Palace, Kofar Mata Dye pits and Gidan Dan Hausa museum  among others.