Governor of Katsina State, Umar Dikko Radda, has opened the 15th National Council Meeting on Industry, Trade and Investment to deliberate on key issues and develop strategic policies and programmes to strengthen the state’s performance for employment and wealth creation.
The five-day meeting which holds in Katsina is aimed at accelerating the development of the state and enhancing national growth for prosperity.
At the event, Governor Radda said his administration had concluded plans to establish a Development Management Board that will ensure all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the state align with the state’s development objectives.
He said the board would also contribute meaningfully to the state’s cooperation with the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment.
Affirming that the theme of the 15th meeting: “Digitising Industry, Trade and Investment for National Development,” resonates with Katsina’s experience, the governor hinted of the Directorate of Information, Communication and Technology for the people to access government’s support directly through a dedicated portal.
On her part, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Evelyn Ngige said the main purpose of their meeting was to provide a platform for participants to rub minds on issues affecting the nation’s economic growth and develop policies and programmes that would boost employment generation and wealth creation, among others for national prosperity.
Ngige identified their meeting’s theme ‘as very appropriate’ at a time when relevant stakeholders are working with the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to harness the potential of the industry and investment sector for the national economy and creation of adequate jobs for the teeming Nigerian youths.
Culled from Leadership Newspapers