- Pix: Katsina Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu (3rd left), with members of the committee during the report presentation yesterday
Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, has received an interim report on the state Economic and Investment Summit and ground breaking ceremony of Funtua Integrated Textile and Garment Park to be held in the state.
The Director General, Katsina Investment Promotion Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur Jikamshi, led members of the committee on the presentation of the report at the Conference Hall of the Deputy Governor’s office.
Receiving the report from the committee, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu said this year’s Economic Summit will be different from the previous one as it will focus on the two major projects.
These, according to him, are the Funtua Integrated Textile and Garment Park and Green Economic Zone along Jibia Road, Katsina.
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu noted that about 200 hectares out of the 800 hectares for the development of the Green Economic Zone have been developed by the state., noting that the efforts were to ensure quick realization of the two major projects which he described as key to economic development of the state.
While assuring of Katsina State Government’s commitments towards ensuring successful deliberation of the summit, the Deputy Governor commended the committee for a very prompt submission.
Earlier, the Director General of the State Investment Promotion Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur Jikamshi, had reviewed the last Katsina State Economic Summit organised in 2016, while also reviewing the agenda of the forthcoming summit to be held from day one to the last day of the occasion as well as funding arrangements for the programme.
About N200m is expected to be spent for the conduct of the summit.
Among the development partners for the summit are the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments as well as the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority. Others include Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Nigeria, United Nations Development Programme, Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission and Nigerian Investments Promotions Commission.