Kaduna Unveils Ease of Doing Business Charter
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has launched the Kaduna State Ease of Doing Business Charter at the second Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADINVEST 2.0).
The scheme is aimed to outline the state government’s commitment and measures, which in turn is to simplify business processes and operations in the state.
According to Mr El-Rufai, the charter is further to demonstrate the state’s business-friendly environment that is also supported by a favourable legal framework.
Speaking at the programme, the Governor said the major objective of the master plan was to create a conducive environment for public/private participation in infrastructure project development.
He also launched the Infrastructure Master Plan, which he said details the physical and social infrastructure needs of the state from 2017-2050.
Mr El-Rufai stated that the plan, which identifies about 300 projects, links the state’s development plans with actual needs of the people.
He explained that the state government has taken a number of measures to strengthen the business environment of the state since the last edition of the summit, including passing a number of laws, producing the State Development Plan (SDP) 2016-2020 and empowering the agencies to drive it, leveraging on the participation of the private sectors in key sectors of the economy, among others.
It was gathered that since the last edition of the summit in April 2016, investments worth over $350 million have been attracted into Kaduna state with thousands of jobs created.