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El-Rufai Appoints Dethroned Sanusi Into KADIPA Board



Tobi Adebayo

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).

The appointment was made known in a press statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muyiwa Adekeye on Tuesday.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA. The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.

“Governor El-Rufai said that Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles. Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development.

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“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which includes the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State. He disclosed that the external members have been carefully chosen to further reinforce the investment credentials of the state.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his gratitude to members of the reconstituted board of KADIPA for agreeing to serve,” the statement read.

The appointment is following the dethronment and banishment of Sanusi to Awe town, Nassarawa state.

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