By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex on Wednesday said, Kaduna State is one of the best in ease of doing business and has yielded productivity by creating more job opportunities.
Architect Bantex expressed this when he received the Peer Review Team who were on ease of doing business tour to the state, at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, in Kaduna.
According to him, the State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, reiterates the need for state governments to learn from the strength of one another.
He said, the state government has no choice, but to look into the private sector, in the area of employment as most of the youths are employed through ease of doing business.
Bantex, expressed their importance to care and embark on Public Relations, urging them not to take Kaduna for granted as there are various areas they need to learn from.
He commended their concerns for their people that led them out of their state to learn from the state.
Adding that their coming together from different states has shown their commitment towards learning and running the important assignment for modesty.
Speaking on behalf of the twelve states, Ebonyi State’s Commissioner of Commerce, Ugo Nnaji, U.K.-DFID who led the 12 Nigerian states tour to study the milestone achieved by the Kaduna State in the Ease of Doing Business, noted the milestone made by Kaduna State in the ease of doing business in the country is an efforts towards the development of the state.
Ngo said the Governor of Ebonyi mandated her to study the systems and processes put in place by the Kaduna State Government that improved the state’s ranking in the ease of doing business nationally and internationally.
The DFID consultant leading the team, Aisha Mujadadi said United Kingdom desires to help state governments in Nigeria to improve their business environment to encourage private investment and drive economic growth.
The Peer Review Team comprised of Commissioners of Commerce from 12 states selected from the six geopolitical zones of the country.
They are, Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, in the Southwest, and Abia, Enugu,Ebonyi in the Southeast. Others are Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, and Borno states in the Northwest and northeast.