The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA, its investment promotion agency.
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Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State made this known in a press statement posted on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
The statement was signed by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.
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The appointment is coming less than 48 hours after Kano State Government dethroned Sanusi as the Emir of Kano for allegedly disobeying lawful instructions and shunning official programmes.
The statement read, “Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA.
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“The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor and has as internal members senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.
“Governor El-Rufai said that Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect, and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development.
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“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which includes the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State.
“He disclosed that the external members have been carefully chosen to further reinforce the investment credentials of the state.”
From the statement, 14 people were appointed into the board.
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“Established in 2015, KADIPA has led the investment drive of the state and anchored implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Charter that earned Kaduna State World Bank recognition as the Number One place for doing business in Nigeria,” the statement added.