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Kogi, China to invest N591 billion, create 685,000 jobs

Kogi, China to invest N591 billion, create 685,000 jobs

To track movement into and out of the state from a centralized control point, the Kogi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese investors. It said that doing this will purge its coastline of terrorists and various criminal elements.

The Army, the Department of State Services, the Navy, the Police, and neighborhood vigilantes, among others, were all consulted and included in the deal-making process, according to the state administration.

Abdulkareem Siyaka, the chief executive officer of the Kogi State Investment Promotion and Public Private Partnership Agency (KOSIPA) told reporters that “a lot of work went into the conceptualization and design of the project with the Chinese firm, Hytera, to eventually arrive at an investment deal that would greatly improve the state’s economy while also grinding to a halt insecurity in Kogi and neighboring states.”

At the two-day interactive workshop’s opening ceremony in Abuja, he made this statement on the “Kogi State Mission Critical Support System: A 21st Century Integrated Smart State/Security Architecture.”

According to Siyaka, the project is anticipated to create over 685,000 jobs, attract over N591bn investment, and also encourage migration to rural regions in the state,” adding that the state had already obtained a 5G license from the Nigerian Communications Commission.

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His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, is futuristic in whatever he does, he said, praising the governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the initiative. He is not the type of leader to make light of the nation’s security. We are currently ranked first in that field because of this.

The project, which will be supported by a 30Megawatt gas-powered electricity plant to be built by an American company and a 5G network, will “not only ensure a safer Kogi state but would greatly improve economic and infrastructural development,” Governor Yahaya Bello said in declaring the workshop open.

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