Kebbi State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris has sought the support and cooperation of the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards making Kebbi State an industrial hub in agriculture.
Governor Idris is seeking collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to harness the potential of the Special Agro-Industrialisation Programme.
In a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Yahaya Sarki on Saturday, the Governor is hopeful of making Kebbi stand out the the agricultural sector.
Kebbi has already stood out in local rice production in the country, following President Buhari's border closure to prevent the importation of rice and other products.
"The Governor, alongside six other governors from the North-West geo-political zone had already arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in a bid to actualise the set target."
The governors included Lawal Dare of Zamfara, Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto, Umar Namadi of Jigawa, Kaduna's Uba Sani, Dikko Radda of Katsina, and Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State.
"The Governors, while in Abidjan will explore the opportunities offered by the Agro-Industrial Processing Zones programme, adding that the governors had met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and his team."
The Special Agro-Industrialisation Programme aims to achieve food self-sufficiency, create jobs and boost economic growth by processing raw agricultural commodities in areas with high potential.
Those who accompanied Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State include, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Yakubu Bala-Tafida, Chief of Staff, Barrister Attahiru Maccido, Honorable Bello Kaoje, Member House of Representatives and some Commissioners.