The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has inaugurated a new branch of the Alhaji Garba Gwandu (AGG) Shopping Mall in Sokoto as part of private efforts towards boosting economic activities of the state.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, the senator was quoted as saying that “such investments are the plausible panacea to unemployment, poverty and youths restiveness in the country”.
According to him, God endows individuals with wealth not only for themselves and their immediate families but for the common good of all in the society.
“Investments like this are capable of bolstering the economy of the State and Nigeria in general, hence, drastically reduce the heavy dependence on oil revenues,” Wamakko said.
The senator recalled how his eight-year administration as the Governor of the State between 2007 and 2015, made giant strides in turning around the economy of the state.
He stated that loans were advanced to traders and farmers in the state with the attendant uncountable but tangible positive multiplier effects on the socio-economic lives of the people.
This, Wamakko said, had created several national and international businessmen across the state, who currently traverse the nooks and cranny of Nigeria and other parts of the globe.
The federal lawmaker admonished youths to endeavour to be disciplined and self-reliant so as to be useful to themselves, their families and the society.
Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of the Mall, Alhaji Garba Gwandu, said that the gesture was to rejuvenate the nation’s economy.
Represented by the Group General Manager, Alhaji Mohammed Awwal, Gwandu said that the new branch was opened sequel to the tremendous support and patronage they were receiving from the people of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States as well as the neighbouring Niger Republic.
By Our Correspondent
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