A two day capacity building workshop with the theme ” coaching engagement with Gombe State on Investment Certification” has began in Gombe the State capital.
Speaking at the capacity building training Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said his administration will key into the Nigeria Investment Certification programme of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission NIPC whose primary objective seeks to support the state’s quest to promote, attract and manage investments.
Represented by the Commissioner of Commerce,Trade and Industries Alhaji Nasiru Mohammed, Governor Inuwa Yahaya explained that other benefits of the certification is to improve the capacity of the state to document necessary investment related information that will guide investors to the state.
He said the training will help in signposting investors to states that are prepared to give meaningful support and certication will be the NIPC priority when promoting investments to Nigeria.
He stated that given his administation is poised towards diversifying the economy through the promotion of industralization, trade and Commerce to fight poverty, hunger and unemployment through job creation.
In a remark, the Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said the training of
relevant stakeholders in investment drive is timely and could not have come at a better time when the country is meticulously looking at alternative sources of income generation.
He said the Inuwa Yahaya led administration is focused in repositioning the economic futurnes of the State, particularly in hanrnessing the huge potentials of natural resources which includes; solid mineral, hydrocarbon and Agricultural potentials.
Represented by the Director General Public Service Reforms Yusuf Daudu Kaltungo, the SSG said the State has embarked on the construction of the Muhammadu Buhari industrial Park to help in engage unemployed graduates and non graduates alike.
He express gratitude to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission NIPC for identifying Gombe in the North East as it’s first point of call for its interaction.
The Director General of the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company Mr. Mauwiya Faruk noted that the two day technical coaching engagement would help the State’s technical team come up with a template that will be used in driving the investment potentials of the Jewel state.
Muawiya said, the program been one of a kind in the North East Region was in line with the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company’s desire of coming up with innovation aimed at making Gombe State more friendly to potential investors.
The Director Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Shetima Barma Commended the Gombe State Government’s political will towards the issue of development and the zeal to defeat poverty in the State.
Barma said part of the government commitment is engagement that have to do with the citizens well being noting with delight that Gombe state will attain it’s vision and mission of sustaining it’s development goals revolving around critical growth enablers and growth drive for modern economy as expressely captured in the mission and vision statement of development goals DEVAGOM.
The capacity building training incorporates line MDA’s where it delibrated on how to collectively work together to achieve government set goals and objectives.
Information Officer SSGs office