Kwankwaso Accuses FG Of Blocking Investment Flow To Kano

Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state has accused the Presidency of discouraging the flow of investment, and investors to his state.

Kwankwaso made this disclosure, while speaking to journalists, over the weekend in Kano.

The governor, a chieftain of the opposition party, said using the current conditions of insecurity in some northern states as a pretext, investors that have indicated interest in doing business in Kano state have been stopped from coming.

Notably, Kano has been hit by a number of terrorist attacks in the past 2 years, and several suicide bomb attacks, particularly in the last 2 weeks..

“The Kano state government can do very little to retain the confidence of these investors, when the power actors in Abuja are discouraging people from investing in the state.

“Take the case of airlines, there are many of them that want to come to Kano, and they are being advised not to come. For example, we have the case of Emirate Airline that is suppose to start operations here on the 1st of August, but they were asked not to come.

‘I personally traveled and talked with the management of Emirate Airline and they agreed to come, and while we were waiting, we heard that they are being asked not to come because of insecurity” Kwankwaso explained.

The governor also accused the President Goodluck Jonathan led administration of operating a provisional government which fuel the ethnic and religious divide, as well as breeding of corruption in the country.

Kwankwaso, made this observation, while speaking to a select team of newsmen, in his office on Saturday, noting that President Jonathan’s style of leadership is encouraging the prevailing insecurity that characterized the country.

He advised the presidency to reduce the level of hatred and bitterness among Nigerians, if the government is actually interested in resolving the unfolding insecurity.

“What Nigeria requires now is a strong leadership that can effectively tackle the insurgency activities in the North-East,” he said.

Kwankwaso adds, “What the President must realize is that nobody can run a country by luck. You can win election by luck, but you cannot be lucky all the time. So Goodluck as his name implies should look beyond luck in handling the affairs of this country.”

Source: Business Day
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