FG To Support Industries As Commitment To Food Security, Export Promotion

By Miriam Humbe

The Federal Government is set to support industrialists with the right policies that will remove all the bottlenecks hindering the expansion of production activities as part of its commitment to ensure food security, job creation, poverty alleviation and export promotion.

Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite said this while inspecting the activities of production industries in kano.

The Minister said the inspection tour of kano was to sturdy the economic potential of the state which holds the largest market in sub-saharan Africa and also focus on how to expand their capacity for export promotion and job creation.

Dr.Uzoka-Anite pledged the government’s commitment to support the expansion of industries as “economy can only survive if everyone is doing something”.

While inspecting the Dala Dry Sea Port, the minister said that: “When fully operational it will reduce congestion at the seaport and help us with what we call one stop export processing zone.

“is part of the vision of the president Tinubu is to remove all road blocks and impediments in business especially in our seaports.

“Export is major priority area for us that is why we came to kano to see how we can improve export, so this facility your seeing here is going to help us to fast-track our export, improve speed of processing and reduce to a large extent the rejection we have seen to our export to produce”.

Earlier, Kano Sate Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperative and Industry, Alhaji Abbas Sani Abbas said that Kano state was working on the review of the obsolete policy on commerce and industry which was last reviewed in 1983.

The Commissioner said: “We are in the middle of gathering data of all the industries in the state.

“This data will give us input to plan very well to know the exact capacity of our business and business line.

“We are working hard to carter for the informal sector so that it would be the source of revenue to the state.

“We have the potential to grow but we need assistance”.

While in Kano, the Minister also visited the Governor of Kano Abba Yussuff, the Gerawa Oil Mils, Dala Inland Dry Port, Kano Tannery and Dawano Grain Market.

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