By Anthonia Duru
The Kaduna State government has appointed Muhammadu Sanusi II into the board of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA.
His appointment was announced on Tuesday evening, about 24 hours after he was removed as Emir of Kano.
A statement from Kaduna State government said that “the appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members other senior officials of the Kaduna State sovernment.”
The statement which was signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the governor on Tuesday, said that “Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development,’’ the statement added.
The statement which said that El-Rufai has approved the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, further said that the agency, which was established in 2015, has led the investment drive of the state and anchored implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Charter that earned Kaduna State recognition as the number one place for doing business in Nigeria.
According to the statement, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, will chair the board while His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II will be the vice chairman