Governor Ganduje of Kano State has again appointed Anthony Oneya as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Lagos Affairs for increased economic growth and partnership.
The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor was created on the heel of the first-ever Lagos – Kano Economic Summit, held in Lagos in 2018.
Anthony Oneya’s roles will engender economic co-operation and investments between Kano and willing business investors, facilitate investment for small businesses and large corporations that are interested in investing in Kano state and vice versa.
Highlights of his first appointment in 2018, was initiating and successfully organizing the first Arewa Day in Agege, Lagos, in January 2019 to celebrate the rich culture of Northern Nigeria and say “thank you” to Lagosians.
The massively successful Arewa Festival attracted a huge gathering of Kano indigenes and by extension, representatives of other Northern states dwelling in Lagos. It also presented an opportunity to appreciate the timeless contributions of notable Arewa persons like Balarabe Musa of Kaduna and a host of others, during an Award ceremony.
Anthony Omeya has since been strengthened in his resolve to drive economic co-operation by acting on the 2018 partnership agreement signed with partners at the Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit, to host the first INNOVATE KANO programme.
The INNOVATE KANO project will offer 150 young entrepreneurs from Kano State, a 2-month window to intensively understudy the businesses and processes that make Lagos the Mega City, and one of the greatest economic centres of the African Economy. The entrepreneurs will return to Kano with the primary focus of building the Kano economy and create markets for partner businesses in and outside the State.
Governor Ganduje’s administration innovative policy on economic growth discovers and appoint an economic ambassador for the interest of its citizens to develop partnerships outside its borders.
Hon. Anthony Oneya, an Ex-boy of the Nigerian Military School Zaria, holds a degree in Economics from the University of Abuja and an MSc in International Trade from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
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