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Kebbi to Establish Agricultural Transformation Centres in 13 LGAS

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By Abdullahi Faruk Birnin Kebbi

 

Processes are underway by Kebbi State Government to establish Agricultural Transformation Centres in 13 Local Government Areas and two Agricultural Industrial Hub in designated centres.

The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Dr. Abba Sani Kalgo announced this in Birnin Kebbi this Tuesday at a news briefing.

Dr. Kalgo said as part of the oversight functions of the Ministry on investment promotion, focus would be concentrated on the competitive advantage of Kebbi State on agricultural production.

“The Executive Governor was at the head of delegation to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivore to facilitate the creation of an Agricultural Processing Zone in Kebbi State and we would follow up the matter to Abuja to actualise it, agriculture is the game changer in Kebbi”, he explained.

The commissioner was proud that Kebbi emerged the second state nationwide to prepare the 2024 budget while quarterly performance report, ending 31st March, recorded remarkable implementation.

“The World Bank Covid Stimulus Fund has been tied to Kaura Care under which N6 billion has been disbursed as livelihood support, food security as well as for Small and Medium Scale, SMS, entrepreneurship with 1950 people as beneficiaries from cash transfer, agricultural input access including fisheries support”, the Commissioner explained.

He made it clear that Kebbi was among top performing states in Cares Programme, assuring that Governor Nasir Idris has taken the requisite action and enabling reform to making the state haven for investment.

Furthermore, the government has met all eligibility criteria to continue the 2025 implementation of the scheme.

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