From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Sanusi Muhammad Asha has cried that shortage of electricity supply in his emirate has remained a threat to social and economic development of his emirate.
Emir Sanusi disclosed this yesterday at his palace in Kaura Namoda when he received officials of Kaura Namoda Empowerment and Development Forum (KANEDEF) who paid him Sallah Homage.
The emir, said Kaura Namoda is the second largest city in terms of commercial activities in Zamfara State with abundant human and natural resources and lots of bsiness opportunities but could not be utilized due to lack of energy supply.
He further explained that, the renown ancient city of Kaura Namoda (a railway terminal of the northern part of the country) is faced with set back in commercial activities which it had been champion upon for decades.
“We have agricultural potentials that require medium and small entrepreneurs to boost the production of cash crops as well as to provide job opportunities for unemployed youths due to lack of Power Supply.
“I am assuring people under my emirate, a determination to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure adequate power supply as it will reduce rate of crime, but all hands need to be on deck to revamp the emirate in all ramifications”, the emir has added.
Earlier, Secretary of the KANEDEF, Mukhtar Lawal Abubakar informed about the commitment of the Forum in ensuring adequate and steady power Supply to the emirate with a view to improve business activities as well as providing job opportunities and that will even attract investors from within and outside the country.
In his remarks, the spokesperson of the forum, Abdulrazak Bello Kaura expressed satisfaction on the style of leadership of the new emir, saying the ancient city is witnessing positive developments ranging from activeness, inclusiveness and people centered leadership.
He therefore encourage the monarch to keep the flag of the emirate flying colourfully. Noting that, Kaura Namoda Empowerment and Development Forum is setting machineries to ensure the emirate excel.