Gov. Nasir El-rufa’i has commissioned the biggest shopping mall, built by a Chinese firm at the cost of N2 billion in Kaduna, to boost economic activities in the state.
El’rufai said in Kaduna on Friday, as at the 7th Kaduna Investment Summit, that the gigantic mall in the heart of Kaduna, started three years ago, when the state government entered into partnership with some local and foreign investors.
El’rufai expressed happiness that the dream of improving the quality of life of its citizenry had come to pass.
“Not only will it provide economic opportunities to the people, but it would also give farmers opportunities as well as create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs to young people,” he declared.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company, Tamar Nandul, said the Galaxy Mall and Neighbourhood centre occupied 5.7 hectares expanse of land located at the heart of the Kaduna city centre.
She said the mall contained retail stores in different sizes, restaurants, cinema, and a major anchor tenant (Shoprite).
Other facilities in place include gate-house, parking pay points, water treatment building, restrooms and a 505 capacity car park to ensure a wholesome experience for all residents and visitors. (NAN)