Bello Receives Bangladesh High Commissioner, Promises To Improve Ease Of Doing Business In Kogi
The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has reaffirmed his commitment to establish economic stability for the indigenes and inhabitants of the state.
The Governor said he strongly believes that uniformity in the economic development of the states in the federation will guarantee sustainable growth across the nation.
The Governor made this known when the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Major General Sharif Kazi Kaikoba, paid him a courtesy call today, Saturday August 26th, 2017, at the Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, to discuss economic opportunities in Kogi State.
The High Commissioner said investors from his country are interested in establishing a ceramic factory in Kogi State and this visit became important to underscore the genuineness and importance the Bangladeshi government attaches to this interest. He said he would have loved for the investment to have taken off since but for the challenges of insecurity that the state was bedeviled with.
However, the evident improvement brought about by the effective measures put in place by Governor Bello’s administration has rekindled their interest and would be great to have bilateral relations take root for the benefit of both parties.
Responding, Governor Bello reiterated the enormous opportunities which abound in the state. He acknowledged that indeed when he took over the mantle of leadership of the state, insecurity was rife. However, his determination to have a secure state for all and with the cooperation of all security agencies and people of the state, crime has drastically reduced as criminals could not freely ply their trade in the state anymore.
To ensure that bureaucratic bottlenecks do not frustrate the process, the Governor assured the Envoy that his administration will do its best to improve ease of doing business in Kogi State.
The Governor pledged to continue his positive strides in promoting economic growth in the state through human capital, adequate tax reform, better infrastructure, good policy in technology as well as other reforms which have been put in place to provide incentives for individuals to own businesses and for small businesses to expand, while assuring that his administration will continue to create and ensure increase in jobs and more economic opportunities in Kogi state especially in the Agriculture and Solid Mineral sectors.