Jigawa State government says is doing its best to provide an enabling environment for the organized private sector to operate optimally in the state.

Governor Badaru Abubakar stated this at a stakeholders’ consultation meeting with the organized private sector at the Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse, the state capital.

He explained that the state had been ranked second in record by the World Bank’s ease of doing business in 2018.

Deputy Governor Jigawa State, Mallam Umar Namadi

Represented by his Deputy, Mallam Umar Namadi urged the stakeholders to key into the opportunities that were available in the state.

He assured stakeholders of the state government’s support in facilitating their investments through favourable policies, incentives as well as minimizing bottlenecks for business operators in the state.

The Governor also affirmed the state government’s commitment in ensuring simplification of the investment process while hoping that the meeting would be an avenue for InvestJigawa and the private sector work hand in hand for betterment of the state.

DG JigawaInvest, Hajiya Furera Isma Jumare

Earlier in her speech, the Director General jigawa state investment promotion agency, Hajiya Furera Isma Jumare explained that the stakeholders meeting would highlight investjigawa’s mandates and services.

She said it would also remind them of recent developments that avail them opportunities to key into interventions, such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, Nigeria Commodities Exchange, African Development Bank stable Agro-Industrial processing zones initiatives and the planned kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia-Maradi rail line project.

A cross section of the participants at the meeting

Some of the participants commended the DG jigawainvest for organising the one day consultation meeting for the organized private sector in the state.