Kano – Gov. Abba Yusuf of Kano State has solicited for more collaborative partnership and support from the British Government.
The governor made the call in a statement issued in Kano on Tuesday by his media aide, Mr Bature Dawakin-Tofa.
Yusuf was reported to have made the remarks when he received the new British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr Richard Montgomery, on courtesy visit in Kano.
The governor listed areas where such collaborative relationship were highly needed to include education, health, agriculture, institutional reforms, climate change and social changes
Other areas are healthcare delivery, girl-child education and People With Disabilities (PWDs).
He also urged the British government to continue to invest in Kano, in order to attract more foreign investors and industries to the state.
While recalling the long lasting relationship between Kano and the British government, Yusuf appreciated their kind support in various sectors of human endeavour through the Foreign and Common Wealth Development Office (FCDO) and other related multi and bilateral organisations.
The governor congratulated the new British High Commissioner on his posting to Nigeria.
“I am of the hope that our relationship will continue to wax stronger for better results and impact on the economy of our nations,” Yusuf said.
Earlier, Montgomery said that he was at the Government House for a familiarisation visit as well as to have an opportunity to discuss areas of collaboration with Kano state government.
The high commissioner indicated interest in supporting the state in the areas of education, healthcare, agriculture, partnership in higher education and government efficiency, among others.
Montgomery congratulated Yusuf on his electioneering successes that paved way for him to assume the mantle of leadership as the governor of Kano state. (NAN)