In the light of continued rise in population and the increase of poverty in Kano, the Manufacturers Association (MAN) has stressed the need for collaborative efforts from the government and private sector in order to restore the manufacturing industry in the state.
To achieve this rapid industrialization, MAN said it has taken a decision to focus attention and direct its advocacy efforts to key areas of the sector that can accelerate the re-industrialization process.
In his remark during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kano state, President of MAN, Engr.Ahmed Mansur said that the two branches of MAN in Kano, are actively working with the state government and other stakeholders in this regard.
Commending the Kano state governor, he said “Your decision to set up a Committee to review the Land Use 2017 is greatly appreciated. We await the outcome of the Committee’s report and plead for an early approval of its recommendations.
“We also want to bring to your attention, the allocated parcel of land granted to our Kano branch to site its secretariat for which we are grateful. However, the land allocated we understand is far from existing industrial clusters and does not suit the purpose of our members. We kindly solicit for your kind intervention to allocate an alternative site. We sincerely appreciate the support and cooperation that your government has continued to extend to MAN branches in Kano. We want to strengthen the relationship through working together to achieve the desired objectives.
“We see many opportunities in the economic relations between Nigeria and China that local manufacturers can take advantage of. Proactively, the Kano State government has done a lot in terms of infrastructure investment; we understand developments are ongoing in transportation, power and agriculture,” he said.
Speaking further, he maintained that the association is aware that the Kano State government is currently engaged in some projects involving Chinese partners, “it is our belief that the investment in infrastructure projects can be extended to key supporting components of manufacturing such as industrial parks to bring about aggregate real economic growth.
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