26th April, 2017
The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to urgently address the crisis in the power sector to save the remaining industries.
Sulu-Gambari made the call when members of the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA) paid him a courtesy call.
The emir, who is the chairman of Kwara Council of Chiefs, said that government must address the situation in the power sector for industries to thrive.
He said that there could not be economic growth in the country without stable and steady electric power supply.
The emir called on KWACCIMA to ensure that all moribund industries in the state were revived through genuine partnership with the state government to create employment opportunities.
He expressed regret that many industrialists could not survive due to epileptic power supply, adding that many industries had relocated to neighbouring countries.
The emir described the situation as unfortunate and blamed it for the rising rate of unemployment.
Sulu-Gamabri, however, appealed to industrialists to come and invest in the state as the state government was create enabling environment for them.
Earlier, the President of KWACCIMA, Alhaji Ahmed Raji, had commended the emir for preaching unity and love among the people.
Raji told the traditional ruler of the plan of the chamber to organise a trade fair in Ilorin in October.
The chamber president said the chamber would do everything possible to add value to the economy of the state.