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Sokoto Pledges to Accelerate Economic Development


Sokoto Pledges to Accelerate Economic Development

Inaugurates council of ease of doing business 

Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto 

Sokoto State government has expressed its preparedness to accelerate development by providing adequate infrastructure to enhance the ease of doing business within the state and position its citizens to effectively harness business and economic opportunities.  

The state Governor Ahmed Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday at the inauguration of council members of ease of doing business at the council chamber of government house , Sokoto .

The Governor explained that his administration is currently working towards leveraging on its positive financial management profile to expand its capacity, boost overall productivity and implement empowerment initiatives in the state.  

According to him, the state government was dedicated to effectively collaborating with stakeholders in order to invest heavily in infrastructural development, adding that this would make Sokoto’s economy more conducive for business and investment.

Aliyu added: “Thus, we call on the private sector to support our effort by investing in the development of the state’s economy.

“We know that the transformation of any economy towards sustainable growth can only be achieved with the collaboration and support of the private sector.

He noted that his administration would partnered Bank of Industry (BOI) ,.NEXIM Bank, Bank of Agriculture (BOA), NIRSAL Micro finance to provide soft loans for SMEs  in the state.

He further explained that the state has wooed foreign investors, stressing tax holiday, access to land, entry permit would be provided to the investors.

He disclosed that his administration is doing everything possible to revive ailing and morribund industries in the state.

“Owing to this, we have taken deliberate action to work hand in hand with the private sector to drive Sokoto state to its maximum potential.

“We remain dedicated to immensely impacting the lives of the people of Sokoto by implementing initiatives that would boost the agricultural sector of the state and eventually emerge as the leading producer of agricultural products,” he said.

The Deputy Governor, Eng. Muhammad Idris Gobir is the chairman of the council, with commissioner of Commerce, Budget and economic planning, Local government as members while Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Bello Sifawa as the secretary.

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