The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II has called on the 19 Northern state governors to do everything possible to ensure that the lost glory of the New Nigerian Development Company is restored.
He made the call when a delegation of NNDC’s Board of Directors, led by the Wali of Dutse, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, paid him a courtesy visit at his Palace in Kano on Monday.
The Emir said that the call was necessary in order to promote socio-economic development in the region in particular and the country at large.
According to him, restoring the company’s past glory will facilitate the socio-economic development of the Northern region and Nigeria as a whole.
He emphasized that the task of making the company vibrant and formidable cannot be realised without the collective effort of the governors.
Sanusi, also urged the Federal Government to come up with a blueprint that would ensure speedy industrial development in the country.
He stressed that the people of the North East need more assistance from the Federal Government to reduce their sufferings.
The Chairman of the NNDC Board of Directors, had earlier in his remarks, said that the delegation was at the Emir’s palace to brief him on the activities of the company and to seek for his fatherly advice on how to move the company forward.
He commended the emir for his consistent support and advice to the management of the company.