By Kolade Adeyemi (The Nation)

Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje
The Kano State government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 10 reputable local and foreign companies for various contracts valued at over $3.98 billion as part of the state government’s investment drive.

The companies include Brains and Harmers (N165 billion), Multivision Nigeria Limited (N2billion), Milestone International ($630 million), Blackrihino and Dangote Consulting ($150 million), Broadbased Nigeria Limited ($200 million), Eighteenth Engineering Company ($1.8 billion), Arewa Solar PV Synergy  ($150 million), SharaDukiya Nigeria Limited ($100 million), Dangote Rice  ($830 million), and Qingdao St Meer Solar Energy International ($120 million).

Speaking shortly after the signing ceremony to mark the end of the two-day Kano Economic and Investment Summit, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje said: “Kano used to be a city, but we want it to become a mega city, a place where things are working, where services are working, electricity available without interruption and is adequate for industries; and adequate for private consumption.


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A mega city is a city where transportation system is efficient, a mega city is a place where industrial development is optimum so that there will be minimum level of unemployment.