Katsina Monarch, Bello Commends FG for Citing Funtua Free Trade Zone
The Kanwan Katsina 111 District Head of Ketare has commended the Federal Government for citing a free trade zone in Funtua local government of Katsina state.
Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara gave the commendation when he hosted the Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zone Agency NEPZA and his entourage to a dinner in his private residence in Katsina.
The MD NEPZA who was on official visit to Katsina to interact with the state government on arrangement for the take up of the Funtua free trade zone was a nineteen eighty two course mate of Kanwan Katsina in the Nigeria Customs Service.
The Traditional Ruler said establishing the free trade zone will boast socio-economic activities of people and provide job opportunity to teeming youths of the state.
He uses the occasion to advise the MD to strengthen the legal framework both at state and Federal Government level to ensure continuity and sustainability of the project.
Responding, the Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zone Agency Professor Adesoji Adesogba express delight for the warm reception accorded to him and his entourage by his former colleague in the Nigeria customs service.
He said there are two projects slated for Katsina state which include the Funtua free trade zone and the Katsina medical tourism park.
The Managing Director said the NEPZA team has interacted with the Katsina state government team on the take up of the Funtua free trade zone and land has already been provided for the project.
Professor Adesoji Adesugba who was happy to be in Katsina for the second time said he had served as the officer in-charge of Federal Operation Unit of the Nigeria customs Service during his career with the customs.