The Kaduna State Government generated about N1.65 billion as internally generated revenue (IGR) last month (June).
Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i disclosed this while speaking at a workshop organised by the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency on Friday in Kaduna.
He said the workshop was organised to enlighten participants on the need to create mutual relationship with prospective investors in the state.
The governor explained that KADIPA was established as a one-stop shop where officials from different ministries, departments and agencies, (MDAs) were drawn to attend to any investors in the state.
This, he said, was also in a bid to attract major investors to invest in the state.
According to him, his administration had to remove premium on the plots of land given to investors as part of efforts to encourage them.
El-Rufa’i said the decision also became necessary in order to create job opportunities among the teeming unemployed youths across the state.
He, therefore, advised the participants to apply the knowledge they acquired from the training in their different disciplines.
Through it, you would be able to attract investors and also create jobs for the teeming youths in the state, he said.
Earlier in his remarks, Mr Gambo Garba, the Executive Secretary of KADIPA, said the agency had attracted many investors to the state since it was established.
He added that plans were underway to revive all the ailing industries that had been shut down in the state as part of the state government’s efforts to create more jobs.