Ganduje hails Aspira’s contribution to Kano economic growth
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has applauded the contributions of Aspira Nigeria Limited, a home product giant, towards the development of the state.
The governor, who gave the commendation during an official visit to the company site to commission the new plant, also appreciated the company for its immense contributions to the employment of thousands of Kano residents.
Addressing the officials and the management of the company led by Chairman of the company, Ahmadu Haruna Danzago, the governor observed with delight that Aspira Nigeria Limited has been catalyzing economic growth in the state.
The company, which began operations in Nigeria about a decade ago, has continued to expand its operations, introducing a new range of healthcare products that serve the need of the populace, while creating employment opportunities for many residents.
“We have been taken round to see their products and from the information they gave us, they have employed more than 5,000 youths from Kano and other parts of the country. Even foreigners are employed in the company.
“The company told us that they are enjoying peace and stability in Kano. The peace in the state is what has encouraged them to expand their brands and the capacity in the state,” the governor said.
After the facility tour of the factory and confirming the various products manufactured, ranging from detergent, soap, to even the toothpaste that would soon be commissioned, the governor expressed his satisfaction saying: “You are making Kano the commercial nerve centre of not only Nigeria but also of West African countries that do businesses with you.
This is because from what we have seen, your products are exported to most West African countries and Europe,” he added.
According to the governor, there is no better way to support the people of Kano State and the people of Nigeria than what the company is doing now, hence his government is encouraging the company.
Ganduje also expressed joy at the fact that the company is producing its gas for its use, making it depend less on electricity supply for its operational activities.
“I wish to tell you that work has started for the construction of the gas pipeline from Ajeokuta to Kaduna and Kano and when this project is completed, the gas you will use will be much cheaper and the government would get more taxes and you would employ more people because it would give more opportunities to you to expand your company.
“So, we all thank President Muhammadu Buhari for the gas project, especially the fact that work has started on the project and Kano would enjoy the benefit of the project”, he concluded.
In his welcome remarks, Danzago appreciated Ganduje and his administration for providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
He stressed that the progress recorded by the company over the years would not have been attained without the benefit of the numerous private sector-friendly policies of the state government.
He also observed that the company has been enjoying a very cordial relationship with its immediate community and with the people of Kano State.