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  • Updated: March 05, 2024

Kaduna: Sani gives update on Qatar outing with Tinubu, prospects for state

Kaduna: Sani gives update on Qatar outing with Tinubu, prosp

The Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani has given an update on the two-day working visit to Qatar with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and highlighted prospects for the state from the visit. 

The governor who described the visit as "hugely successful" said the visit afforded the state government opportunities for partnerships in various sectors and to strengthen existing ones with the Qatari Government and its humanitarian organization, the Qatar Charity. 

Governor Sani in a statement on Monday said a real estate company, Dream Construction has expressed interest in developing the Mando Mechanics Village in collaboration with the state government.

He added that he had discussions to partner with one of the leading hospitals in Qatar, Sidra Hospital located in Doha to improve healthcare delivery in Kaduna.

The governor partly stated: "We held fruitful meetings with investors in the areas of solid minerals, agriculture, energy and infrastructure development. 

"CGK GLOBAL, a waste management company with the capacity to generate hydrogen and electricity wants to set up a plant in Kaduna with the possible injection of 350 Million Dollars. 

"Two ABU DHABI-based companies, Masdar and Taqa expressed interest in collaborating with the Kaduna State Government in the areas of power generation and distribution using gas.

"PASKO Limited, a South Korean international mining company with a specific interest in lithium wants to invest in Kaduna State.

"Another international mining consortium, TROVEC Group expressed interest in collaborating with the Kaduna State Government in prospecting, exploring and exploiting different mineral deposits, as well as the establishment of a Mining Infrastructure Fund. 

"Together with the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Ali Pate, we paid a visit to one of the leading hospitals in Qatar, Sidra Hospital located in Doha, to study its healthcare model and explore the possibility of forging a partnership with the Hospital to boost healthcare delivery in Kaduna State.

"In particular, we held discussions on a cooperative agreement in respect of the running of the state-of-the-art 300-bed Kaduna Specialist Hospital. 

"In the area of Agriculture, we held a meeting with the Managing Director of STALLION GROUP Nigeria to finalize discussions on the establishment of a 100,000-hectare rice farm, as well as the setting up of an Assembly Plant for Ashok Leyland in Kaduna."

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