By ABU NMODU, Minna
As one of the deliverables of the just concluded Investment Summit in Niger State, the state government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a $3.2 billion Integrated Agriculture City Project in Tegina, Rafi local government area of the state with a private firm.
The secretary to the Niger State government, Alhaji Ibrahim Isah Ladan signed on behalf of the Niger State government, while Henry Goiko signed on behalf of the firm, All States Investment Limited.
Goiko stated that the firm will aside Integrated Agricultural projects, build 40,000 units of houses as a separate village to be integrated into the agricultural value chain projects in the area.
He stated that the city and the agricultural projects will cover 42,948.215 hectares of land aimed at developing a large agricultural city of international standard and modern technology that is capable of taking advantage of the agricultural potentials of Niger State.
According to him the projects will employ 200,000 youths thereby helping to check the level of unemployment in the state with a view to ensuring that the state benefit from its agricultural potentials.
He disclosed that the projects of the integrated agriculture city in Tegina will be done in partnership between a Chinese firm in Shaghgi and the All States Investment LTD.
Meanwhile, the signing of the MoU was witnessed by the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and was organized to mark the end of the two-day summit.
The governor promised to implement all the recommendations of the summit to leverage on the agricultural potential of the state for the overall economic growth of the people and the state.
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