By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO â€” In a bid to reinvigorate the commercial viability of the Kano State, Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, weekend, laid a foundation of a billion naira modern fish market in Kano metropolis.
Vanguard learnt that the multi-million naira project is based on a Public Private Partnership in which the state government provided the land while an indigenous company, Nigerian Brick and Clay Products, will be the developer.
The fish market is envisaged to comprise shops, cold rooms, a fish pond, public conveniences and utilities, a bank, Police outpost, a restaurant, parking lot, a conference hall, mosque and administrative block.
Governor Shekarau explained that the intent was to provide an alternative and conducive situation for the business to thrive in tune with modernity.
The Sardaunan Kano said his administration was determined to boost commercial activities by creating the enabling environment and improving internally generated revenue in the state.
In his welcome speech, the state Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Alhaji Ahmad Ibrahim Yakasai, said the market which is the first of its kind in the country would consist 2,244 shops and would be completed in 15 months.