From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Niger state Government has declared that it was aware of the reasons some industries and factories established in the state became moribund many years ago and has now taken steps to ensure the revival of such industries in the state.
The Director General, Niger State One-Stop Investment Centre, Alhaji Muazu Bello disclosed this while addressing press conference in Minna yesterday ahead of the state first Investment Climate Summit’ said government has already begun discussion with relevant agencies within and outside the country for the resuscitation of the factories.
Bello stated that the present administration in the state is already working on a ‘policy framework’ that will make the state ‘investors friendly’ added that the establishment of the Centre which will soon transform to an Investment Promotion Agency IPA is one of the moves the government has made to promote the industrialization of the state.
He intimated that the Centre was established to make it easy for potential local national and international investors to get detailed information and assistance about how to do business in the state.
“Since the centre was established over 9 months ago it has been able to play the role effectively thereby attracting an international investors to Mokwa town in the southern part of the state where the processing of Shea butter is going on”.