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Publicly-owned Sokoto Investment Company Limited (SICL) has partnered with London based Pan African Enterprises (PAE) to revitalise the leather sector in north-west Nigeria.
Coordinated by PAE, the project aims to establish a tannery and shoe factory in Nigeria’s Sokoto state over the next two years. “Nothing is more important in Nigeria than creating jobs and addressing youth unemployment”, said Tukur Umar, Chairman, SICL. The PAE is a social partnership platform that seeks to contribute to economic development, industry and innovation in Nigeria through capacity building. According to Dawn Spetale, Chief Executive, PAE, an international team of experts, including retired diplomats, investment advisers and business figures, are collaborating in the project.
Source: Daily Trust