In U.S, Gov. Bello Calls for More Investment in Agriculture Value-Chain….
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has called on investors in the United States and other part of the world to explore opportunities available in the state in the areas of agriculture, solid mineral infrastructure, sports and tourism.
Governor Sani Bello stated this at Niger State Business Roundtable organized by African Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACDBC) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United State.
Governor Sani Bello said that his desire and determination was to make Niger state a hub for both local and international investors in the areas of agricultural value-chain, infrastructure, solid minerals tourism and sports through linkages and establishment of enabling environment, instituting credible, transparent and proactive governance structure.
“Niger state is a bundle of opportunities and fertile ground for any investor. We are strategically located close to the capital city, Abuja. We have largest land mass in Nigeria – fertile, uncultivated and ready for use for large mechanized farming. We have solid minerals. We have a youthful population and peaceful environment. We have an international airport.
We are linked by railway to the seaport.
“Above all, we are building a governance structure that engenders good governance, transparency, accountability and investor-friendly environment.”
The Governor who said that he was determined to make Niger state an international player in the export of Shea butter revealed that the state was working towards establishing export produce- conditioning centre to meet international standards.