Barely 24 hours after Malam Sanusi was dethroned as the Emir of Kano and banished from the state, he has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Governor, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, read:
”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 other senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.
“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.
”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.”
KADIPA was established in 2015. It is said to have led the investment crusade in the state, ushered in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Charter and also helped Kaduna State earn its recognition as the number one place for doing business in Nigeria.
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, will chair the board while His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II will be the Vice-Chairman.
Other members of the board include Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the State Government; Mr Jimi Lawal, Senior Adviser and Counsellor; and Aisha Dikko, the Attorney General of Kaduna State.
“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which contains the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State,” the statement concluded.