Zamfara state Government said it has step up efforts to attract local and foreign Investors to the state for economic viability and growth
Zamfara is blessed with natural and mineral resources such as gold and other precious stones
The Natural Resources, when exploited, expectedly brings in revenue that Contributes to the development of local Communities.
Speaking to TVC NEWS in Gusau, the Managing Director of the Zamfara State Investment Promotion Company Annas Hamisu Lawal says Government is putting in a lot of effort to address insecurity which is one of it’s major setbacks in it’s drive to woo Local and Foreign investors and make the state a top Investment hub
Annas Hamisu – Lawal told TVC NEWS that the company has made tremendous Successes in the last two years
He adds that the company under his watch has converted some state government lodges across the country to a Hotel to increase it’s Revenue generation, noting that some of it’s properties were revived and are generating Revenue and have created job
” Within my two years in Office as the MD/COE of the Zamfara State Investment Promotion Company, I was able to reawaken the staff of the company, ensure everyone knows is area of responsibility a d also to know the vision /Mission of the Organization” Annas Said .
“As a company we were also able to create job opportunities for our teeming unemployment youths across the fourteen Local Government areas and seventeen emirate councils ”
Anna’s noted that the company has do e a lot in different Investment sectors especially in the few years that he assumed office as the MD of the company
According to him, the company has engaged over ten companies in Investment Sector so as to boost the state economy and create job Opportunities
“I was able to secure this two story Office complex for the state. When I assumed Office I learned we were leaving in a rented apartment, but I pushed hard to ensure we acquired it to become our property ” he added
Talks has commenced with foreign Investors to come and invest in the Zamfara especially on the mineral resources we are blessed with
“This move is set to make Zamfara an outstanding economic centre not only in Nigeria, but in the entire African continent” He noted.
He adds that making Zamfara an economic viable state will help in creating job opportunities, tackle Insecurity and inturn improve the state Internally Generated Revenue
The Zamfara Investment Promotion Company said it will facilitate the establishment of a one-stop- shop for all kinds of investments, where government would assist investors towards realizing their vision
“Our move to revamp the Zamfara Investment Sector will provide a platform for world class business leaders and captains of Industry to achieve the state’s vision of becoming Nigeria’s top Investment hub in all sectors”.
“My Self the state Governor Bello Matawalle attended the Dubai Expo 2020 and the Governor addresses world class business leaders and assures them of the state government readiness to accommodate investors who are willing to invest in the state”
“It was a fruitful outing by the Zamfara State delegation that year and we are beginning to see the good result it has yielded”
“One major reason the company is still where is it was because my predicessors did not have the vision of expanding company to world class standard that will attract investors” Anna’s Insist.