Governor, Kano State,


Kano State Government has said that the reason behind its empowering commercial Tea Sellers, popularly called ‘Mai Shayi’ with the sum of N265 million was aimed at promoting healthy living and the economy of the state.
Disclosing this at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)’s seminar for finance correspondents and business editors held in Kano State capital, the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said, the administration in the two and half years had engaged in several entrepreneurship programmes targeted at market women, farmers and others therefore.

He explained that the plan to empower the Mai Shayi entrepreneurs was one of those efforts by the government to grow the economy of the state.
Ganduje who was represented by the Secretary to the Kano State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Usman stated that the Commercial Tea Sellers (Mai Shayi) are patronized by all, therefore, should be empowered to ensure the healthy condition
of the business.

He said, aside the fact that the business would help them to take care of their families, it was calculated to have multiple effect on the economy and the people of the state.
According to him, Kano is among the states at the forefront of ease of doing business in the country, saying that Kano has the largest textile deposit in Africa, but most of them are moribund, that government alone cannot revive the industry, since it capital intensive, therefore, assured that investors are coming in to invest.