The Kogi State Government says it will continue to encourage partnership arrangements with reputable investors as a sign of its determination to harness the abundant human and natural resources of the state.
Capt. Idris Wada, the Kogi State Governor, stated this at the weekend when he received in audience, Alh. Kabiru Shuiabu (mni), Chairman Unicane industry limited.
The Chairman was in his office to update the governor on the on-going work at the 100,000 metric tonne Sugar and Ethanol industry his organization is building in Jamata, Kogi LGA of Kogi state.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, said he is impressed with the level work has reached at the factory which when completed will employ about 900 indigenes of the state.
The Governor used the visit to call on well meaning indigenes of the state who are blessed to come home and invest, assured them of friendly business environment that guarantees quick return on investment and maximum security.
While noting that his administration is willing to support investors to overcome any challenge they may encounter in the course of doing business in the state, the place of commerce and industry in developing the state, he said cannot be over- emphasized.
The Governor described as most commendable the vision and mission of Alh. Shuaibu, as one of the foremost indigenes to believe in the transformation agenda of his administration, assured him of government support in realizing his objectives.
In his remarks, Alh. Kabiru Shuaibu, Chairman Unicane industry limited, said work is on going in the first phase of the Ethanol and Sugar industry in Jamata. The industry which is a six year development plan he disclosed will be completed in the next eighteen months,.
Alh. Shuaibu further disclosed that the company is a wholly owned indigenous company will be worth N5billion on completion in the first phase. Alh Shuaibu said he was propelled to invest in the state in view of the peaceful nature of the state, the abundant natural resources and the private sector background of the State Governor.