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Jigawa Set To Hold Business Roundtable

By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja

The Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar is bringing together key stakeholders in Abuja on making Jigawa State a top destination for investment in Nigeria. 

Abubakar mentioned ahead of the business round table event that exciting investment opportunities in Jigawa State includes agribusiness, renewable energy, manufacturing, and solid minerals. 

The Director of InvestJigawa , Furera Isma Jumare, said that the government of Jigawa has provided transparency and an open playing field for competitive advantages that would attract investors to Jigawa State.

According to Jumare, “We are committed to making sure investors feel welcome. With our population of nearly six million people and an agile workforce, the state is a real market opportunity. Some investors are capitalising on those opportunities today, but many more are not”.

Furera Isma Jumare, Director of Invest Jigawa

“Jigawa State ranks 2nd in Nigeria in the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business Report, with solid minerals and prospecting mining licenses ready for investors to off take, ample land and a favourable climate for year-round crop production”

“Jigawa State is a strategic location providing unique opportunities for international trade” Jumare added.

He further stated that Jigawa State government is more conscious about competition for investment hence it offers number of incentives to make the state a better destination for investors.

“Jigawa’s high ranking is important, but we are we understand that we haven’t worked hard enough to bring the opportunities to investors’ attention. Those days are over. That is now a top priority”, Jumare stressed. 

The business round table event tagged, “Pro-Jigawa: The InvestJigawa Roundtable”, will hold on Thursday 18th March 2021. 

At the event, the Governor of the State and InvestJigawa will interact with investors, discuss, and answer questions as well.

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