Kano, La­gos set for joint eco­nomic sum­mit

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

Kano and La­gos state gov­ern­ments have con­cluded ar­range­ments to con­duct a joint eco­nomic sum­mit with a view to boost­ing their In­ter­nally Gen­er­ated Rev­enue (IGR) drives.

The Chair­man of Kano State Eco­nomic Sum­mit Com­mit­tee, Dr Sham­sud­deen Us­man, made the dis­clo­sure yes­ter­day when he led La­gos State’s del­e­ga­tion to the Emir of Kano, Malam Muham­madu Sanusi ll on a cour­tesy call.

Sham­sud­deen told the emir that sev­eral meet­ings were held in the past be­tween the two states on how to con­duct a suc­cess­ful join eco­nomic sum­mit.

He said the two states had com­mon fea­tures to share to boost their economies, not­ing that the joint sum­mit would ben­e­fit the two states.

On his part, leader of the La­gos State del­e­ga­tion and Com­mis­sioner of Eco­nomic, Bud­get and Plan­ning, Akinyemi Ashade, said La­gos and Kano states had lots of eco­nomic ex­pe­ri­ences to share to boost their economies.

Ashade said the two states would share ex­pe­ri­ences in the ar­eas of struc­ture and waste man­age­ment, not­ing that La­gos had suc­ceeded in boost­ing its econ­omy by con­vert­ing waste to wealth.

Re­spond­ing, the Emir of Kano, Malam Muham­madu Sanusi ll, called on the 36 states of the fed­er­a­tion to map out strate­gies that would boost their economies.

“It is high time for state gov­ern­ments to stop re­lay­ing on the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment. Many cities in the de­vel­oped coun­tries have gone far in terms of the econ­omy.”

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