Partnership: Poland to Setup Vehicles Manufacturing Plant, Others in Kaduna
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Kaduna State Government is partnering with Government of Poland in areas of Agriculture and manufacturing to boast the economy and commerce of the state.
The partnership, according to the state government will further enhance the efforts of the current administration in transforming the state into an industrial and manufacturing economy.
Speaking to journalists immediately after receiving delegates of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, in Kaduna on Wednesday, President on Kaduna State Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, disclosed that some Polish Companies has already agreed to establish Vehicle Assembly plants in the State.
“They have already agreed to setup cars and buses manufacturing plants in the state, and factories in Agriculture, in Mining, Agric especially.
“Today, if you are in Kaduna to invest, you will get free land and you will get it under one week, also get your business registered, everything within a short period of time.” She added.
Also speaking, Director, Centre for Polish and Africa Affairs, Okechukwu Nwafor, expressed confidence in the ability of the Kaduna state government to host the Polish investors.
He explained that Kaduna as a state should be liken to the trigger of the gun called Nigeria because of its enormous potentials in the areas of agric and mining.
“For us to do anything meaningful, we must get to the source or those potentials, our specific area is agriculture first, Poland is also good in mass housing and they have good technology.
“There are also companies in Poland that are into Model houses and they are interested, some are interested in manufacturing, food processing, poultry and construction.” He said.
On his part, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Daniel Manzo Maigari, assured the visitors of Kaduna state preparedness to accommodate investors from Poland.
According to him, “We already have foreign investors who are playing in the state. And we do the best we can do to provide security within our own ability, so far, for the past three years we have not had any issue with security.
“Partnership like this brings areas of comparative advantage of the other country as well as advantage of their own areas of weakness, for example; in Nigeria here we are endowed with raw materials that factories and industries in Poland will require for manufacturing.
“While over there, they are developed, they also have technology, they have capital. And we can benefit from the flow of their capital, technology as well as finished goods to boast our economy and create employment.”
The Poland delegation who is in Kaduna to met with the state Governor to agree on areas of partnership was led by a Polish Parliamentarian, Dr. Piotr Uruski.