In his efforts to diversify the State’s economy, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has commissioned a marble tiles company in Kachi a suburb of the State Capital Dutse. The firm which is owned by a Chinese consortium GCC Vanguard is set to export 30 container load of finished marble tiles to Dutse.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the company, the State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar disclosed that the factory was established within a period of six month and is expected to commence export of its product in less than eight months.
The Governor explained that, the establishment of the company was part of the determination of his Government to use the available resource where the state has comparative advantage to diversify its economy for jobs and wealth creation and above all building local economy.
It could be recalled that discussions on the investment were opened with the company on a recent trip to China by His Excellency, the Governor.
According to the Governor, the company will create job opportunities for the locals.
“This company will employ 1,500 people directly and as its keep growing, it will provide more jobs opportunities in addition to income to the state government.
“This commodity will also earn foreign exchange to Nigeria. And we are proud to say Jigawa is the first state of the federation to export granite to chaina.
“Beside granite Jigawa has over 40 different solid minerals all in commercial quantity, and we are ever ready facilitate all the necessary documentation needs within shortest possible time to any individual or group of company that indicate interest to invest in any sector in the state”.
The General manager of the company Mr. Xu Ganan commended the State for its commitment and encouragement given for the take -off of the Dutse Granite Factory.
He revealed that, the Jigawa state government allocated the land and completed all nacessary documentation within one week, this has encouraged them and also make it possible to set up the company and commence production within six month.