No reason for Nigeria to rely on food imports –Gombe Gov

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Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has said that with vast arable land and large population, Nigeria has no reason to rely on food importation.

The governor stated this on Thursday at the launch of Al-Yuma Fertilizer and Chemical Company in Kwadon community, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the state.

The governor, who expressed his administration’s commitment to continue to drive agriculture sector in the state in line with President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda, said food security is the major focus of his government, adding that he is fully committed to developing the sector.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor said, “We will continue to unlock Gombe’s agricultural potential by supporting these industries.

“Our government is 100% committed to developing agriculture, the state’s and nation’s largest employer. And since taking office in 2019, food security has been a major focus for us. We believe development hinges on it.

“There’s no reason for Nigeria to rely on food imports when we have the resources to feed ourselves”.

“While job creation is primarily the responsibility of the private sector, government’s role is to provide an enabling environment. We are therefore ready to support any entrepreneur who wants to establish a business in Gombe State,” he added.

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