Katsina establishes Development Management Board

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The Katsina State Government has concluded plans to establish a   Development Management Boardto effectively coordinate all activities that will foster accelerated development of Katsina State.

The plan was disclosed by Governor Dikko Umaru Radda at the 15th meeting of the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment holding in Katsina while declaring the meeting open at the Katsina State Secretariat.

He explained that the proposed Board will ensure all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, of the state civil service align with the state development objectives,

saying the proposed Development Management Board is expected to contribute meaningfully to the state cooperation with the National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment.

Governor Radda also observed that the theme of the 15th meeting of the National Council of Industry, Trade and Investment , which is, “Digitalizing Industry, Trade and Investment for National Development,” resonates with the Katsina’s experience.

He said his administration had established a Directorate of Information, Communication and Technology, added that the Katsina Government would soon commence the digital enumeration of all SMEs in the state, and allow them to access government support directly through a dedicated portal.

Gov Radda thanked the Council for selecting Katsina to host its meeting, expressing gratitude to the federal government for introducing policies and interventions that support the economy of states.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Evelyn Ngige said the main purpose of their meeting was to provide a platform for participants to rub minds on issues affecting the nation’s economic growth.

This, she said, includes policies and programmes that would boost employment generation and wealth creation, among others for national prosperity.

Ngige identified their meeting’s theme ‘as very appropriate’ at a time relevant stakeholders are working with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to harness the potential of the industry and investment sector for national economy and creation of adequate jobs for teeming Nigerian youths.

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