Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has engaged the Ambassador of Kuwait to Nigeria, Abdelaziz Albisher, in a bid to form a strong partnership with the Middle Eastern nation for investment purposes.
The partnership aimed at addressing social issues and facilitating investors’ engagement with the State, thereby fostering economic growth and development as part of efforts to make Kaduna a reference point of investment in the country.
This was, according to a statement released by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Shehu, in Kaduna, the state capital, on Saturday.
The engagement, the statement added, was also expected to bring about significant improvements in the lives of residents of the state by providing better access to essential services and creating more job opportunities.
It added that the meeting between the governor and the Kuwait envoy took place on Friday, June 9th, 2023, at the Kuwait Embassy in Abuja.
The statement quoted the governor to have expressed his commitment to promoting sustainable development in the state by leveraging international “partnerships like this one with Kuwait.”
According to the governor, the collaborations will help enhance the state’s capacity to address social issues effectively and attract more investors, ultimately leading to improved socio-economic conditions for the citizens.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, the Kuwait Ambassador expressed his country’s strong interest in collaborating with Kaduna State to tackle pressing social issues and create an enabling environment for investors.
Both parties agreed to hold further meetings to finalise areas of cooperation and put together a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will guide their partnership.
In a related development, the Governor also met with the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ali Bin Ghanem Al-Hajri to reenergize the economy of the state and mobilize additional resources to address its developmental challenges.
The meeting took place at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Abuja and was attended by the governor’s predecessor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
According to the statement, the purpose of the high-level meeting was to discuss potential collaboration between Kaduna State and the State of Qatar in various sectors to enable the state government to harness additional resources and expertise needed to tackle pressing developmental challenges.
The Governor stressed the importance of fostering strong partnerships with international development partners like Qatar to achieve sustainable growth and development in the state.
On his part, Ambassador Al-Hajri expressed his appreciation for Governor Sani’s commitment to strengthening ties between Kaduna State and Qatar.
“He assured the Governor that Qatar is ready to support Kaduna State in its quest for sustainable development by sharing its experience and expertise in various fields.
“The partnerships with Qatar and Kuwait show how the Kaduna State Government is actively engaging with development partners to reenergize the state’s economy and address its developmental challenges,” the statement added.