Daily Trust N/west busi­ness sum­mit com­mences

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Fran­cis Il­loani Arinze

The two-day North West Busi­ness Sum­mit and Ex­hi­bi­tion or­gan­ised by Daily Trust in part­ner­ship with the Nige­rian In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Com­mis­sion (NIPC) will com­mence to­mor­row, July 26 in Kano.

The sum­mit, which has the theme ‘Un­lock­ing the Agri­cul­tural and Solid Min­eral Sec­tors for Quick Win De­vel­op­ment in the North West’ is ex­pected to be at­tended by the seven gov­er­nors of the zone as spe­cial guests of hon­our, while the min­is­ters of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Trade and In­vest­ment and Mines and Steel De­vel­op­ment would serve as dis­tin­guished guests.

The gover­nor of Kano State, Dr Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje, would be the chief host and would in ad­di­tion give the key­note ad­dress.

Other per­son­al­i­ties ex­pected, in­clude Al­haji Muham­madu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano as royal fa­ther of the open­ing cer­e­mony; Al­haji Ahmed Mo­hammed, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, New Nige­ria De­vel­op­ment Com­pany (NNDC), as chair­man, Day one; while Al­haji Sani Dan­gote, vice pres­i­dent, Dan­gote Group, would be the chair­man, Day two of the event.

The event will give an op­por­tu­nity to state gov­ern­ments, es­pe­cially the com­mis­sion­ers of Agri­cul­ture and Com­merce and In­dus­try to make pre­sen­ta­tions and in­ter­act with rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers on the var­i­ous busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and in­cen­tives in their re­spec­tive states and also show­case their prod­ucts through ex­hi­bi­tion.

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