Breaking: In Qatar, Gov Sani attracts 7 investment deals for Kaduna

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By Mathew Dadiya

The Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani has within two days, recorded an economic masterstroke with seven new investment deals in far away Qatar, the middle east Asia.

Recall that the governor was one of the leading lights among President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s entourage, which includes senior ministers and other federal officials during the two day official visit to Qatar.

The Governor reveal that he had meetings with investors in the areas of solid minerals, agriculture, energy and infrastructure development. He explained that CGK GLOBAL, a waste management company with capacity to generate hydrogen and electricity, declared interest in setting up a plant in Kaduna with the possible injection of $350million.

He disclosed that Two Abu Dhabi based companies, namely Masdar and have expressed interest in collaborating with the Kaduna State Government in the areas of power generation and distribution, using gas.

Uba Sani also mentioned PASKO Limited, a South Korean international mining company with specific interest in lithium wanting to invest in the State. Another international mining consortium, TROVEC Group has equally indicated interest in collaborating with the Kaduna State Government in prospecting, exploring and exploiting different mineral deposits, as well as the establishment of a Mining Infrastructure Fund.

“Together with the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Ali Pate, we paid a visit to one of the leading hospitals in Qatar, Sidra Hospital located in Doha, to study its healthcare model and explore the possibility of forging a partnership with the Hospital to boost healthcare delivery in Kaduna State.

” In particular, we held discussions on a cooperative agreement in respect of the running of the state of the art 300-bed Kaduna Specialist Hospital”, Senator Uba Sani further revealed.

In the area of Agriculture, according to Governor He had robust engagement with the Managing Director of STALLION GROUP Nigeria, to finalize discussions on the establishment of a 100,000 – hectare rice farm, as well as the setting up of an Assembly Plant for Ashok Leyland in Kaduna.

“We also held a meeting with representatives of a Qatar based Real Estate Company, Dream Construction, that expressed interest in strong partnership with the Kaduna State Government to develop the Mando Mechanics Village.

“The state visit afforded the Kaduna State Government the opportunity to strengthen its existing partnerships with the Qatari Government and the the state-led humanitarian organization, Qatar Charity. We also explored new areas of cooperation,” the governor said.