Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured Hara Foam and Chemical Limited that Gombe State Government will continue to support the company and other similar investors in the quest to promote economic activities in the State.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya gave the assurance while commissioning a multi million naira Hara Foam Factory in Liji quarters of Gombe metropolis.
Represented by the Commissioner of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Nasiru Mohammed Aliyu, the Governor said “Today’s commissioning of this gigantic factory marks an important milestone in the local foam manufacturing industry not just to Gombe State but to Nigeria as a whole; it is also of great significance to the promotion of good health and household comfort as the company is expected to manufacture sufficient products that will meet the demands of the whole North-Eastern States and beyond”.
The Governor said “we are indeed very proud to identify with this laudable project which falls in line with our administration’s agenda for the rapid industrial development of Gombe State”.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment towards the industrialisation of the State which has so far seen the process for the actualization of the Muhammadu Buhari Industrial park reaching its peak.
The Governor added ” the Industrialisation process of Gombe State, coupled with the availability of uninterrupted power and water along the industrial park site as well as the airline operations will soon turn Gombe State as an industrial hub of the North East sub-region”.
“We are all living witnesses to the coming on board of Madugu cement factory, also Gombe State Government has recently engaged the services of consultants to derive maximum benefits from the oil deposits available in the State, this becomes necessary following the discovery of huge deposits of hydrocarbon which Gombe State is endowed with”.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed that his administration will continue to accord greater priority towards the maintenance of peace and security through the Ministry of Internal Security and Ethical Orientation.
“The establishment of this Ministry has contributed immensely in the peaceful co-existence of our people and the provision of an enabling environment for business and commercial activities in the State which led to Gombe winning the first position in ease of doing business in Nigeria by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council”.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya called on the people of the State to support Government in its efforts to turn around the economic fortunes of the State by engaging in all forms of legitimate business by specifically cultivating of both food and cash crops for self reliance and raw materials for export.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Hara Foam and Chemicals Ltd , Chief Cosmos Ugwu, commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for providing the enabling environment for investors to pick special interest in the State.
“The body language of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya towards making Gombe State the economic hub of the north east and a preferred destination for investors is such that no right thinking business man or woman will leave without coming back to invest”.
He said the establishment of Hara Foam in Gombe State was based on the investment confidence already created by the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
He added that the company is projected to employ about one thousand workers in the State.
The chairman of Yalmatu Deba Local Government, Hon. Shuaibu Umar Galadima said with the establishment of Hara Foam and the soon to take off Gombe Industrial Park, the coast is now clear for Gombe State becoming the economic powerhouse of the north East.
The Special Adviser to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on inter community relations, Chief Chimark Ewuzie said with the investors friendly policies of the Governor, more people, groups and conglomerates are picking Special interest in Gombe for investment.
Hara foam and Chemicals Limited is one of the leading indigenous foam manufacturing companies, producing both flexible and rigid products.