Kaduna operating the finest form of Digital Governance – Dep. Gov Hadiza

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The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe speaking at the event (Source: KADIPA FB Page)

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has applauded the Malam Nasir El-Rufai administration for embracing the use of digital technology and praises the innovation as one of the finest forms of open digital governance. 

Dr. Balarabe announced this during the Economic Development Council of the Kaduna State Government’s regular ‘Plug-in Kaduna into the Business World Breakfast.’

The ‘Plug-in Kaduna into the Business World Breakfast’ is a social event that promotes and improves business prospects by giving investors and government representatives a venue to network.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor pointed out that Kaduna state “has stayed true to the times, running what is today adjudged the finest form of Open Digital Governance.’’

‘’The e-governance platforms are available to prospective investors and our business partners. You do not need to avail yourself in Kaduna in person to be able to apply for permits, land and other registration processes as you can download and submit forms online.

“Many of the processes of obtaining licenses and permits in the state have since been automated,’’ she pointed out.

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe speaking at the event. (Source: KADIPA FB Page)

According to Dr Balarabe, “only last Tuesday, we launched the 2020 Kaduna State General Household Survey Report and Dashboard by the Kaduna Bureau of Statistics. It is the largest household survey ever organized by a subnational statistical agency. ‘’

‘’The demographic data-bank and many other characteristics of the survey are available online on the dashboard recently launched, which I believe provides useful information on the state of markets in Kaduna state,’’ she added.

By consistently enhancing the business environment, Dr. Balarabe stated that the Kaduna State Government will continue to make deliberate efforts to attract investors.

The Deputy Governor pointed out that government will achieve this ‘’through elimination of encumbrances to maintain the leading position in the subnational Ease of Doing Business ranking in Nigeria.”

She said that the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) is investor-friendly, adding that it coordinates with government agencies on behalf of investors, to remove impediments in doing business in the state.

‘’It is a one-stop station for our investors. So, it is now possible for investors to invest in Kaduna from anywhere in the world by simply visiting Kadipa.kdsg.gov.ng, she added.

Governor El-Rufai, the creative Board and Management team at KADIPA, and investor-related MDAs were all acknowledged by Dr. Balarabe for their contributions, which helped make the event possible.

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