Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday signed into law a bill establishing the Kwara Investment Promotion Agency (KWIPA).
He said it is a bold step to attract more investors and drive economic growth.
The governor said the idea is to remove bureaucratic bottlenecks, with the agency serving as the melting pot for ideas and entrepreneurs wanting to do business with the state.
Saying the state is open for business, AbdulRazaq added that he envisions a state that no longer depends on federal monthly allocations to run government businesses or provide essential services and infrastructure for the people.
The governor signed the bill in the presence of House of Assembly Speaker Yakubu Danladi Salihu; House Leader Olawoyin Magaji; Clerk of the House Halimah Jummai Kperogi; All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains Yahya Seriki and Musibau Esinrogunjo.