Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has revealed that the North’s over dependence on what is coming from the central is the source of fear by the region over the agitation of restructuring by the North.
“This over dependence on allocation from the central must stop if we are to progress. We have the population, we have both human and material resources; but we must have the political will to do the right thing” he added.
The governor made the statement, yesterday, while launching the production of PVC Pipes by AMPRI GLOBAL Limited at their production sites in Kankia, Katsina State.
He noted that the only way out was through the promotion of medium and small scale businesses to provide revenue for both the state and local governments and generate employment for the youth to boost their economic status.
According to the governor, the Kankia Metal Works was leased to the AMPRI GLOBAL Limited in order to put machineries provided at the site to proper use and ease the government wasteful spending in maintaining the facility even though it was not operating.
In a remark, the state commissioner of commerce, industry and tourism, Alhaji Abubakar Yusuf said with the commencement of production of PVC by the company it had fully completed its full package of production lines.
He assured the people of the state that the present administration was committed to the resuscitation of additional industries and establishment of new ones in the state through partnership with prospective investors.