In his effort towards the development of the state and strengthening
national integration, Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has
wooed one of the strong African business tycoons, Arthur Eze, to Kano
Economic City, being developed in the state.
am here to, also, on
behalf of the people of Kano State urge you to come and invest in our
Kano Economic City project. Which is designed to be of global standard
with all the necessary structures trailed by the needed security
architecture,” Ganduje told Eze in a meeting in Abuja.
assured that he would come and invest immensely in Kano, being a very
peaceful state, with a governor he described as “gentle, humane,
reserved and people-minded.”
The history of his sojourn into
business world, according to Eze, would not be complete without
mentioning Kano, “… I was there also when the late governor of old Kano
State, Muhammad Abubakar Rimi was the governor then. I was part of those
who engaged in the establishment of the then Kano City Television
According to Eze, coming to Kano to invest was as equal
as coming back home, assuring that his investment in the state would
also be a significant aspect, as a good reminder of his stay in the
state those days.
He then said, “Part of my early years as a
businessman, I spent them in Kano. Since when Noman’s Land area was like
a forest. I stayed in Kano. And for your information, the late Emir of
Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero of blessed memory, was my bosom friend.
reminds me of a very striking development you, my Governor, brought to
the limelight. That is your recent establishment of four additional
First Class Emirates in your state, Kano. I sincerely congratulate you
over this all-important development. It is indeed striking and
After congratulating the governor over the new
Emirates, he then commended him (governor) for making the son of the
late Emir, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Bichi, “… Aminu Ado Bayero’s
choice as the First Class Emir of Bichi is indeed a welcome development.
It reminds us of his late father, a complete gentleman,” he said.
used the opportunity to call that, “Being the son of late Emir Ado
Bayero is in itself, a blessing from God. I would therefore use this
opportunity to call on the Emir of Bichi to copy postures of a
gentleman, his late father.”
Eze explains further, “We all want
you (Emir of Bichi) to always be calm, decent, reserved and gentle. Just
like your late father, our good friend. Your Excellency the Governor,
let me inform all that, the creation of more Emirates is a very strong
move that will increase the participation of the traditional
institutions in governance.”
In continuation of his remarks,
Ganduje praised Eze as one of the fathers of Igbo people across the
country, who does many things to strengthen national cohesion and
integration between Igbo communities and all other ethnic nationalities
in the country.
“I am here also to commend you over the good
rapport and commendable existing relationship between Kano people and
Igbo communities in the state. I am sure you clearly have a roadmap of
processes leading to this cordial relationship between Kano people and
Igbo communities. We all commend you for your unprecedented inputs,” the