El-Rufai reveals plan on textile industry, set to build Peugeot assembly plant

El-Rufai reveals plan on textile industry, set to build Peugeot assembly plant

- Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state has revealed plans to revive the moribund textile industry in Kaduna state

- The governor also disclosed that it has partnered with Dangote Group to construct ultra modern Peugeot auto assembly plant in the state

- El-Rufai assured that his policies would be directed towards the industrialisation of the state by drawing investors from Asia

The government of Kaduna state said it has partnered with Dangote group to commence the construction of an ultra-modern Peugeot auto assembly plant in the state capital.

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed his commitment to industrialise the state during an interaction with Organized Private Sector (OPS) and Business Membership Organisations (BMOs), Daily trust reports.

El-Rufai said the plan superseded his initial intention to buy the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) plant in Kaduna, adding that his N11 billion bid for PAN through the Asset Management Company of Nigeria was frustrated.

He also disclosed that he was forced to look for a best alternative to industialise the state, hence the synergy with the Dangote Group after successful negotiation for a brand new 21st century vehicle assembly plant in France.

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He said: ''We are also collaborating with Dangote Group, and would soon setup a new Peugeot automobile plant to produce trucks and other automobile products that would be less expensive and more affordable to the people.

“We are going to phase out Keke Napep and replace it with taxi cabs to be assembled by the plant.''

The governor also said all plans have been perfected to revive the moribund textile industries in the state, adding that his government would partner with Chinese investors, who have indicated willingness to invest $200 million on a 4000 hectare land for a modern plant

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had clarified his ‘body bags’ comments following massive reactions; describing the anger that followed his comments as ‘false outrage’ which must be stopped.

El-Rufai, in a statement issued via his media aide, Samuel Aruwan, insisted that his comments were a powerful defense of Nigeria’s sovereignty, not a call for violence.

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