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  • News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: August 16, 2023

Kaduna Governor Lauds Qatar's Sanabil Project In Groundbreaking Initiative

Kaduna Governor Lauds Qatar's Sanabil Project In Groundbreak

The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, has lauded the Qatari-owned Sanabil Project in the groundbreaking economic initiative in the state.

The governor also commended the Embassy of Qatar for keying into the state's business-friendly environment.

He expressed his happiness for the building of the Mega Economic City and a Mass Housing Project for vulnerable and underserved citizens of the state through the Sanabil Project.

Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony at Millennium City in Kaduna, Governor Sani said the project was a partnership between the state government and Qatar.

“The Economic City will provide world-class infrastructure and make Kaduna a reference point in modern and affordable accommodation with adequate security and a conducive atmosphere for business activities.

"The Economic City will facilitate international trade, while serving as a platform for local entrepreneurs and traders. 

"It will also harness product value chain opportunities and improve economic growth.

"In the Economic City, there will be houses for the poor, clinics, shops, poultry farms, farmlands for rainy season and irrigation farming," Governor Sani said.

The governor's spokesperson, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Shehu, the governor stressed the importance of the mass housing project, adding that it was in line with the state government's intervention in the housing sector. 

"Our vision is to make Kaduna the Leading Economic Hub in the North. 

"We want to create a business cluster that will drive competition in the Northern Region.

"Kaduna State is rich in natural and human resources. 

"It is the gateway to many parts of Nigeria. It is a transportation hub. 

"The immediate past government worked assiduously to upgrade the infrastructure in the state. 

"We are determined to build on that legacy to fastrack the economic development of the state.” the governor added.

Meanwhile in his remark, the Qatar Ambassador to Nigeria, (Dr.) Ali Bin Ghanem Al-Hajri commended the governor for his support and cooperation towards the success of the Qatar Sanabil Project in the state.

Al-Hajri said the Qatari Charity had also pledged various interventions and empowerment programmes for the state's poor and underserved. 

"These include scholarships for orphans and children of the poor, distribution of sewing machines, welding machines, irrigation pumping machines, salon kits, and drilling of hundreds of boreholes across the 23 local governments of Kaduna State.

"The Qatar Sanabil Project is a multi-million dollar project that will impact positively the lives of over 500,000 poor, underserved and vulnerable citizens of Kaduna State.

"The Kaduna State Government will continue to provide the Qatar Charity and other interested genuine investors, the support they need to complete all projects," Shehu added.

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