The Chairman, Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists, Kano Branch, Aminu Ibrahim Kurawa has called on the Kano state government for a strong partnership to generate more revenue and create more employment.
Kurawa who made the call in Kano over the week said, this is coming at a time a new government with passion for reviving the business sector of the state is in place.
According to him, to further reduce the rate of unemployment in the state, the association appeals for creation of more clusters for small scale business owners with subsidized amenities such as stable electricity, water, etc, as well as good road network to ease movement of goods and services.
This, he said, will lead to ease in tax collection and grant disbursements aa such gesture will encourage business owners to complement government’s efforts by paying taxes promptly as obtained in other places.
“This will lead to ease in tax collection and grant disbursements. We have over 10 thousand registered members on our list and that is a good number to start with”.
“We urge governor Abba Kabir of Kano to further unify us under one umbrella for the good of the state and development of small and medium scale businesses by empowering us with enabling environment to thrive”.
Ibrahim also added that NASSI appeals for the appointment of a special adviser to the governor on small and medium scale entrepreneurs so as to bridge the gap between the state government and the association.
Furthermore, the chairman revealed that the leadership of the association has approached the CBN to seek for grant support for it’s members and how to access such funds and Also asked that it’s members be duelly enrolled on the e-naira system which comes with lots of commissions.
In the same vein, Aminu said, NASSI has also partnered with bodies such as SON and the CAC Commission so that members can enjoy some incentives where it was agreed that members will enjoy 30% discount on every process of registration.