Governor says poor power supply is ruining businesses in the state

The Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, disclosed that the state generated about N1 billion revenue internally in the past 12 months.

The governor made this known on Saturday in Kaduna while celebrating ‘Kano Day’ at the ongoing 33rd edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair.

Kwankwaso, who was represented by Danburam Nuhu, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism, said the revenue was 100 percent higher than that of 2010 and expressed optimism that the state would surpass it next year.

According to him, the state is also taking measures to woo more investors by providing renewable energy to revive industries. As part of efforts to attract investors, a committee was set up to ensure that taxes were harmonised.

“Multiple taxation was no doubt discouraging business in Kano, but the government has resolved to introduce what it calls shared taxes, where local, state and federal governments will take part of the responsibility,” he said.

The Governor however decried poor power supply in the state, saying it had almost ruined industries. He called on the Federal Government to increase power supply to the state.

Also present at the fair was the President, Kano State Chamber of Commerce, Alhaji Ahmad Rabiu, who said the Kaduna International Trade fair had affected the economy of Kano State positively.

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