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Deposed emir Sanusi heads Kaduna investment board

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, inaugurated the Board of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency where the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, will serve as vice chairman.

El-Rufai, while inaugurating the board, charged the agency to redouble its efforts in making the state the topmost investment destination in Nigeria by improving its ease of doing business ranking.

The governor formally welcomed the former Emir to the board as vice chairman and thanked him for accepting to serve the people of the state.

El-Rufai said, “The KADIPA has been a very important and successful vehicle in the investment drive of the state, helping since 2015 to attract over$2.1bn in actual and pledged investments.”

Responding on behalf of other members, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State and the Chairman of the board, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, assured the governor of members’ commitment to improving on the record of KADIPA.

Also speaking, Sanusi expressed delight at attending its first meeting since he was made a member.

He also gave his commitment to make inputs in the overall policy of Kaduna State Government.

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