Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state says the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project will speed up commerce and industrialisation in the state.

Ganduje expressed the optimism shortly after participating in the virtual inauguration of the construction of the first phase of the project with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Governor said he is impressed with the interest of President Buhari in transforming Kano to a commercial and industrial hub.

He also expressed optimism that with the project, Kano will bounce back economically to occupy her old position as a gateway for businesses and industrial activities in the West African sub-region.