Ambode, Ganduje sign economic devt pact

Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode and his Kano State counterpart Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for economic partnership to develop the two states.
Lagos and Kano are Nigeriaa��s major industrial and commerce hubs in Nigeria.
The MoU will enable the two states explore investment opportunities aimed at creating jobs, facilitating growth and development.
The governors signed the MoU on Thursday at the closing ceremony of the inaugural Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit at Epe in Lagos.
The MoU is to create a common platform for exploring, expanding and developing areas of economic development and Investment.
According to the pact, the two states agreed to expand the current level of economic and investment cooperation.
In her closing remarks, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, said that the MoU was a clear testament of the commitment of both states to collaborate in the overall interest of the people.
She said: a�?The two governors are telling the entire world that collaboration, cooperation and partnership can always work to bring about economic sufficiency in our states and off course, the entire nation.
a�?Our minds have been availed with torrents of ideas, information, statistics, interpretation and above all, vision and collaboration leading to economic sufficiency. I am convinced that the most valuable outcome of this engagement is the fact that we have governors who have vision and the opportunity of sharing this vision.
a�?Today, we are not just sharing the vision, but providing an enabling environment for this vision to be actualised. We have the political will and it has been demonstrated and it signifies the fact that we are ready for business.
a�?Lagos and Kano mean business and we are ready for business,a�? she declared.
The MoU covers key areas of Governance, Security, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Agricultural Value Chain, Tourism, Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Skills Development.
Others are Commerce with specific focus on ease of doing business and Infrastructure in Power, Transportation and Urban Waste Management and to establish a formal and flexible framework between the two states to expand trade and investment cooperation. (NAN)

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