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Monday, 14 August 2017

.Niger can feed Africa – Osinbajo


           Niger can feed Africa – Osinbajo



The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says that
Niger has the capacity to produce assorted food
crops that will feed the African continent.

Osinbajo said this when he declared open a
two- day Niger State Economic Submit with the
theme “ Impact Investment for Advancing
Agricultural Economy and Innovation” in
Minna .
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The conference , which attracted economic
experts , industrialists and manufacturers as
well as some state governors across the
country, was organised to attract investors in
various fields to boost the state ’ s economy .

He commended Gov. Abubakar Bello for
organising the conference , noting that it would
assist in attracting various investors , especially
in the agricultural sector .

The acting president called on state
governments to assist farmers with alternative
sources of power , to enable them to process
and preserve their farm produce .

He said that the Federal Government was ready
to partner with state governments willing to
rehabilitate federal infrastructure in their
areas .

“ Niger State Government is collaborating with
the Federal Government to complete Baro Port ,
” the acting president said .

Osinbajo said that such projects would create
an enabling environment for business activities
to thrive in the national economy .

He said that Niger was hosting three major
hydro dams , adding that renewable energy was
the way forward to increase the capacity of
villagers and farmers for agricultural
investment .

Osinbajo said there was also the need to
improve on roads infrastructure for enhanced
agricultural development in the state .

Earlier, Bello said that the state had large
deposits of natural resources ranging from
hydro carbon at the Bida Basin , gold , copper,
tin , iron ore, tantalite, Kaoline and clay .

He said the potentials in the mining sector were
wholly untapped and open for investment .

Similarly , there abounds tourism potential such
as the Zuma Rock , Bark Empire Hills ,
Nagwamatse Well , Mongo Park Cenotaph and
Gurara Waterfalls .

The governor explained that already , the state
government had developed a road map on
some cardinal investment potentials in the state
such as Banana free trade zone, Garam
industrial park , Baron Port and Suleja New
Smart City .

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