El-Rufia inaugurates the Kaduna Investment agency, with Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II as Vice Chairman
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufia has officially inaugurated the Board of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), on Thursday 4th of March 2021. The Governor has charged the agency to amplify its effort in making Kaduna State the topmost investment destination in Nigeria, by improving its Ease of Doing Business ranking.
Speaking at the inauguration the Governor welcomed all the Board Members and sent out a special welcome to the Emir of Kano & former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II to the board as Vice-Chairman, he thanked him for accepting to serve the people of Kaduna State.
The Governor highlighted the importance of KADIPA, and how its success has increased investment in the state, helping since 2015 to attract over $2.1bn in actual and pledged investments.
Governor El-Rufia also mentioned that Kaduna State will not only be competing with other states in Nigeria but will also compete against all emerging markets, so he urged the agency to put in maximum effort to drive business to Kaduna State.
In 2018, the World Bank had rated Kaduna state as the best sub-national in its Ease of Doing Business ranking and in 2020, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) also ranked the state as the first in the quantum of foreign direct investment attracted within the first six months of the year.
Also speaking, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, promised to contribute his best to uplifting KADIPA. As a renowned economist, he has given assurance to give necessary input to the overall policy of Kaduna State.
Amal Hassan the Founder and CEO of Outsource Global thanked the Governor and KADIPA for being selected as a key board member. She has promised to dedicate her time and effort towards achieving the goals set out by the Agency. Amal is big on changing the Nigerian Narrative, she believes Nigerian biggest asset is its people, so much so that Outsource Global has been able to create over 1000 jobs since its inception, serving the Africa, US, UK and Japan markets.
As a Business Process Outsourcing Company (BPO) Outsource Global has capitalized on the skillset of the Nigerian people, with the country producing more than a million graduates yearly. Outsource Global has single-handedly put Nigeria on the Map as the next Premier Outsourcing destination.