The Lagos and Kano state governments on Thursday concluded the Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for economic partnership and to jointly explore investment opportunities to create jobs and engender growth.
The MoU, which was signed by governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Abdullahi Ganduje of Lagos and Kano states respectively at the closing of the inaugural summit held at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe, sought to create a common platform for economic development and investment.
The two states agreed to expand economic and investment cooperation, especially in key areas of governance, security, agricultural value chain, and skill development, among others.
Under the agreement, the two states would set up a technical working group to oversee the implementation of the objectives of the MoU.
In her closing remarks, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, said the signing of the MoU was a clear testament of the commitment of both states to collaborate in the overall interest of the people.
She said, “The two governors are telling the entire world that collaboration, cooperation and partnership can bring about economic sufficiency.
“We have governors who have vision and the opportunity of sharing this vision. Today, we are not just sharing the vision, but providing an enabling environment for this vision to be actualised.”