Economic diversification policies put in place by the Kebbi State Government are yielding positive results with multi billion Naira Investements being witnessed in the State.
Speaking at the first Kebbi Town hall Meeting on Budget held today in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says liberal economic policies anchored on mutual understanding spur Investements in agricultural Commodities processing and value addition citing the ongoing construction of multi billion Naira Dangote Rice Mills at Saminaka as well as the largest Tomatoes Processing Plant at Ngaski in addition to the ultramodern WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu.
Pursuant to this, the Governor stated that more employment and empowerment opportunities as well as increased internally generated revenue for the State and it’s citizenry will be enhanced.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu called on Community Based Organisations, Civil Society Organizations and NGOs to enlighten youth to take advantage of such Investements for mutually beneficial engagements across the State.
The Government will continue to respond to the yearnings and aspirations of the people and is committed to it’s promises but constrained by low income profile of the State; urging that all hands need to be on deck to upturn the trend positively. The Governor explained.
Massive agricultural production targeting increased yields per hectre, Current efforts in Ethanol project and solid minerals exploration drive will further make the economy very robust and position the State on greater economic pedestal veered towards creating sustainable economy for the State. He added.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary of the Budget Ministry Hajiya Aisha Usman presented an overview of the Budget performance for 2019 with estimated projections embedded in the 2020 Budget with a view to making critique, valuable imputs and contributions to the budgetary process.
Hajiya Aisha Usman called on Concerned Citizens and Stakeholders to key into the budgetary process to complement the Government in designing and implementing realistic Budget for the State.
Highlights of the meetings include imputs and comments as well as interactive session with Civil Society Organizations and other Stakeholders taking part.
The first town hall meeting on Budget was attended by the Deputy Governor, Col Samaila Yombe Dabai, ag Chief Judge, Representative of Grand Khadi, Commissioner of police, DSS, SSG, ag Head of Service, Permanent Secretaries, Representatives of Emirs as well as leaders of notable Civil Society Organizations in the State.