Agric Economy

Kebbi to provide 3,000 Jobs From Ethanol Production, Targets N376bn

Kebbi State Government in cooperation with NNPC having established an ethanol industry in the Zuru area, has it that the industry has the capacity of generating no less than N376 billion for the state annually and employ over 3,000 from the state as well.

Alhaji Babale Umar, Secretary to Kebbi State government, speaking for theState Governor, Atiku Bagudu gave the disclosure while addressing News men in Birnin Kebbi.

Accordingto him, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has created favourable atmosphere for investors to invest in be state.

“The coming of the administration of Governor, Atiku Bagudu has led to the establishment of many industries because of the good administrative atmosphere laced with favourable policies that has made it possible for people to come and invest in the state.

“Few examples include, the Waccot Rice Mill, Lolo Rice Mill, Dangote is also building another one in Saminaka and we are currently also trying to, through the cooperation of the NNPC establish an ethanol industry in the Zuru area of which our target is to create a revenue of around 376 billion naira and we have started with the farms were over 3000 people are already in that plantation.” he said

“And in areas of tourism, we have resuscitated Argungu Fishing Festival, which was not celebrated for the last 10 years. We also resuscitated Rigatta Festival which was also not celebrated for the past 15 years too.

The best is yet to come as the state continues to witness peace, Umar said, which remains a key determining factor for investors.

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