Uba Vows to Transform Kaduna into Top Investment Haven

Wale Igbintade

The  Governor of  Kaduna State, Senator Sani Uba, has said his administration  is building a sustainable infrastructure to make the state become the  beautiful bride for investors around the world.

According to the governor, good and quality infrastructure will help his government realise the dream of transforming  Kaduna state to investors’ delight.

According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects, Dr Baba Musa,  the governor’s  approach to development and transformation of his State is indeed unique,  noting that the  State has  decided to equip top government project managers with the latest knowledge and skills in project control and construction quality management.

Musa explained that  the governor identified the best training and consulting firms in Nigeria and abroad that would help provide the highest quality resource persons with the knowledge and skills on the global best practices in this area.

He said the governor picked world-class trainers, Penhall Consulting and Zoe Talent Solution of UAE, to provide these essential capabilities enhancing training for top project managers in Kaduna State government recently. 

He stated that the resource persons and facilitators were top, hands-on project managers and former government officials with knowledge and experience of project control and quality management in a dynamic, volatile, and unstable environment like Nigeria.

“They understand the peculiarities and nuances of managing projects in Nigeria and underpin local best practices with global, cutting-edge, and innovative solutions in project control and quality control.  

“Kaduna state is the first state government to expose its crucial project managers to this level of global best practices. Other state governments are encouraged to follow suit because of the enormous benefits this brings to the quality of projects they deliver. Participants include high government officials, policymakers, and civil servants – a Permanent Secretary, a Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on projects and directors from the Ministry of Works.

Commenting on the training, which took place from the 29th of January to the 4th of February 2024, Musa, said: “I feel delighted with the training on Project Control and Construction Quality Control that I attended. The course provided comprehensive and practical knowledge, equipping me with the necessary skills to ensure high-quality standards in construction projects.

“The trainers were highly knowledgeable and engaging, making the learning experience enjoyable and insightful. I am confident that the training has significantly enhanced my abilities in overseeing and maintaining top-notch construction quality”.

Also commenting, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Habib Lawal, said: “Kudos to the training organisation for delivering an engaging project control training in such a conducive atmosphere! The diverse topics discussed were enriching and highly relevant to our professions. The training has undoubtedly empowered us with the knowledge and tools to excel in our respective roles in the office. Thank you for a truly impactful learning experience.”

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