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Kano Gets N11 Billion Shopping Mall
http://allafrica.com/stories/201011261003.htmlConstruction work on the N11billion Ado Bayero ultra modern shopping Mall was flagged -off yesterday in Kano by the state governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau.
The mall which is scheduled to open in October 2012 is located on 10 hectares of land at the Trade Fair Complex.
When completed it will accommodate over 50 other shops of various sizes in addition to two international retail shopping outlets and a cinema. It would also have 1000 parking space , 24 hour electricity supply, a water treatment plant and baby feeding as well as changing facilities.
Unveiling the key features of the project, the Chief Executive Officer of Alpne Investment Services Limited, the sponsors of the project, Mallam Muhammad Hayatu-Deen noted that the Mall with its unique ambience and architecture will change the face of commerce in Kano, as well as restore its position as the commercial hub in Northern Nigeria.
He added that the mall when opened would give a new lease of life to local farmers and industries as well as boost tourism in the state.
He said that the project would create economic stronghold and employment opportunities for over 1000 people.
In his remark, a major investor in the project, General T Y Danjuma, Chairman of T Y Holdings Limited said the project when completed would change the socio-economic lives of the Kano people, adding that about 1,500 people would be employed.
He stated that the operation of the mall will not go against the norms and culture of the people of kano, saying alcohol and pork would not be sold at the mall.
He said: "We will deliver a world class shopping mall that is only obtainable in the Western world and the Middle East. Alcohol and pork will not be sold or consumed in the mall."
In his speech, the state governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau commended the sponsors for choosing Kano for the mall and pledged continued support.
The governor asked federal government to provide 500 mega watt for the state to further boost commercial activities.