Zaura: Risk Taking Provides Affluent Path to Economic Stagnation


By Al-Amin Ciroma

Broadly speaking, the brouhaha that has continued to greet all parts of the country economic wise, has been entangled with how much best to tackle and move forward.

Whenever, the APC Chieftain in Kano, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkareem Zaura popularly known as A. A. Zaura speaks about the economic stagnation, he simply put in two main sources of its growth that includes growth in the size of the workforce, and in productivity, which means output per hour worked of the workforce.

Looking at Kano State as the commercial hub of the country needs total rehabilitation in terms of productivity.

Although, the state is suffering from thousands of comatose companies that yield the expected productivity, Mr. Zaura lauds the state government, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gabduje’s approach to it’s remedies.

He submits that only strong productivity growth can increase a per capita GDP and income of any serious minded economy. And as an economist cum international business tycoon, Alhaji Zaura makes constructive analysis and counter-analysis about revampering economy in his manifesto.

According to political observers, one of the Zaura’s driving forces into politics and into the race to the number one seat of Kano State, was to ensure he revives the lost glories of once super commercial powers in Nigeria.

But wait a minute! Alhaji Zaura has also made it that such ways of revampering economy could also be seen as gambling, as risk!

Now what is gambling? Is it crossing the floor to ask the girl to dance in the middle school? Is it deciding on what colleges to apply to? Is it starting a business or pursuing an invention? Is it putting a few dollars down on a Sunday Football game? The answer of course is “Yes”.

Philosophers across the globes put it that Life itself is a gamble. Every decision that we make has consequences – the goal is to learn how to make better decisions.

Therefore, Mr Zaura as a professional defines the risk in a more broadway and positively. He opined that of given the chances he can, by his capacity, bring back the Kano State lost glories in economy and productive development.


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