The Governor of Kaduna State has lauded the Embassy of Qatar and the Qatari-owned Sanabil Project for keying into the business-friendly environment inherent in Kaduna State and also choosing Kaduna to be the location of its Mega Economic City and a Mass Housing Project for vulnerable and underserved citizens . This was contained in a press release dated August 15, 2023 and signed by Muhammad Lawal Shehu; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kaduna state.

In his remarks during the ground breaking ceremony at Millennium City on Tuesday 15th August 2023, the Governor detailed the objectives of the partnership between KDSG and Qatar “The Economic City will provide world class infrastructure and make Kaduna a reference point in modern and affordable accommodation with adequate security and a conducive atmosphere for business activities. The Economic City will facilitate international trade, while serving as a platform for local entrepreneurs and traders. It will also harness product value chain opportunities and improve economic growth. In the Economic City, there will be houses for the poor, clinics, shops, poultry farms, farmlands for rainy season and irrigation farming” he said.

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Governor Sani, added that the Mass Housing Project was a major contribution towards providing shelter for the poor, underserved and vulnerable in Kaduna state,as it supports KDSG’s interventions in the housing sector over the years.

The choice of Kaduna State as the location for such a mega project is an indication that this administration’s drive for investments is yielding results. “Our vision is to make Kaduna the Leading Economic Hub in the North. We want to create a business cluster that will drive competition in the Northern Region. Kaduna State is rich in natural and human resources. It is the gateway to many parts of Nigeria. It is a transportation hub. The immediate past government worked assiduously to upgrade the infrastructure in the state. We are determined to build on that legacy to fastrack the economic development of the state.” Governor Sani reiterated in his remarks.

While commending Governor Uba Sani for his support and cooperation towards the success of the Qatar Sanabil Project in Kaduna State, Qatar Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ali Bin Ghanem Al-Hajri stated that the Qatari Charity had also pledged various interventions and empowerment programmes for Kaduna’s poor and underserved. These include: scholarships for orphans and children of the poor, distribution of sewing machines, welding machines , irrigation pumping machines, salon kits, and drilling of hundreds of borehles across the 23 local governments of Kaduna State.

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The Qatar Sanabil Project is a multi-million dollar project that will impact positively on the lives of over 500,000 poor, underserved and vulnerable citizens of Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State Government will continue to provide the Qatar Charity and other interested genuine investors,the support they need to complete all projects.