National officials of the Coalition of Northern States Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture are asking Northern Governors to revitalise abandoned industries in order to improve internally generated revenue and create employment for youths in their respective states.
The plea was made during an inspection of some industries in Damaturu, the state capital of Yobe state.
The decay in state-owned factories in the north is a major concern to experts in commerce selected from different parts of the private sector.
Officials from nineteen states in the north partook in the 38th annual meeting of the Northern States Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
They took advantage of the visit to Yobe state, to inspect the state’s industries, and hospital.
Their first port of call was the Yobe state university teaching hospital.
The leader of the team applauded the state Government for the installation of state of the art equipment.
Next stop was to the long abandoned Yobe polythene and wooden sacks factory which was recently resuscitated by Governor Mai Mala Bunu, the team expressed dissatisfaction with the level of productivity of the factory.
The officials later on held their 38th annual meeting in Damaturu.
Governor Buni was represented by the commissioner for commerce and trade at the event.
Participants urged all Northern Governors to invest hugely by partnering experts in commerce and other private investors.