The dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, has bagged a new appointment as the Vice-Chairman of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai inaugurated the Board of KADIPA while Sanusi attended the inauguration and joined other members in a virtual meeting of the Board.
El-Rufai charged the citizens ensure Kaduna State becomes the top investment destination in Nigeria by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.
The governor disclosed that KADIPA had been a significant and successful vehicle in the state’s investment drive, helping since 2015 to attract over$ 2.1bn in actual and pledged investments.
Sanusi Bags New Appointment
El Rufai also pointed out that KADIPA will be competing not just with all emerging markets, adding that the agency should not rest on its oars in its drive to attract businesses to Kaduna state.
You will recall that the World Bank had rated Kaduna state as the best sub-national in its 2018 Ease of Doing Business ranking.
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission ranked the state as the first in the quantum of foreign direct investment in 2020.
Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of Kaduna state and the Chair of the Board, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, assured the governor of their commitment to improving the Board’s record.
Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a renowned economist, promised to contribute his best to uplift KADIPA.