Sokoto governor promises to boost business activities through grants

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor, Dr Ahmed Aliyu, has said that his administration will soon start giving business people financial support in order to boost their trades.

Statement by his media aide, Abubakar Bawa, also said the governor gave the assurance on Saturday afternoon while receiving an ‘Award of Excellence’ presented to him by the Zumunta Furniture Kofar Taramniya.

He added that the financial support is geared towards boosting trade and commerce for the even socio-economic growth of the state.

The governor further said revamping the economy of Sokoto State is one his administration’s nine-point agenda aimed at reducing redundancy, idleness as well as youth restiveness.

“We have done fairly well in the area of infrastructure within the last one year, so we’ll now concentrate in boosting commercial activities in the state.

“This we’ll do through the provision of capital to our traders and artisans in order to support their businesses,” Aliyu added.

He restated the commitment of his administration in ensuring a new Sokoto State, that can compete favourably with its peers economically, socially and politically.

Aliyu said, ” This administration is committed to providing a leadership where the diverse people’s views and aspirations are highly respected ”

Gov. Aliyu, who underscored the contributions of furniture makers to the development of the state, assured them of government’s support.

According to him, furniture industry in Sokoto is contributing immensely to the economic development of the state and the country in general.

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