Jigawa introduces irrigation farming In Maigatari, Environs

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The Jigawa state government has completed arrangements to kickstart dry season farming in Maigatari, and other sahel areas of the state.

Gov. Umar Namadi who spoke on the heels of his recent business trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said foreign partners are set for the final putsch.

A statement by the Special Assistant media Affairs to the governor, Hajiya Zainab Rabo Ringim that made available to newsmen explained that the essence was to boost self sufficiency in food production.

The Jigawa state governor’s image maker said already mini dams would be provided in the affected areas to facilitate round the year farming.

She said “some of the proposals boarded on the need to introduce irrigation services were there is none by providing mini dams sporadically, boreholes to boost dry season farming ”

Hajiya Rabo further stated that there are effort to “upgrade and expand our local markets especially Maigatari market which harbours one of the largest cattle and animal businesses in the west African region.”

The SSA media Affairs revealed that “details of the meeting however entails request for grants and other non interest loan facilities.”

On Maigatari Export Free Zone, Malam Namadi was quoted to have revealed plan to reposition it to realized its potential.

He vowed to ensure standard in packaging local agricultural products to boost value chain, and market guarantee for dealers, and exporters.

The Maigatari free trade zone, a key economic asset to Jigawa State holding a huge economic opportunities is located within the fringes of Nigeria/Niger boarders

He said the Free Zone will expand windows to increase its foreign earnings and support its ambitious economic development as captured on the twelve point agenda of Malam Unar Namadi.

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