The Kogi state government in North central, Nigeria says the agricultural policies in the state are creating a new circle of millionaires.
The Governor, Yahaya Bello who stated this in Lokoja during an interactive session with a group of young entrepreneurs in the state, assured the youths of his administration’s commitment to create the right atmosphere for businesses to thrive.
“We have been highly rated for our performances in healthcare, security and agriculture. Our administration has deliberately focused on agriculture to provide food, jobs and security. As a young man, I know the limitless potentials in the youths. When they have the opportunities to deploy their energies to positive ventures, they are unstoppable. They have shown that in Kogi state,” he explained.
Governor Bello tasked the youths to reciprocate the good gesture of his administration by using their opportunities in the agricultural sector to create wealth and jobs for the teeming populace of the state.
According to him, the Omi Dam Agricultural Project and the Osara Green House had saved the youths from the throes of criminality as they now practice “highly rewarding agriculture”.
“Kogi is the next big thing to happen. We have made tremendous progress in agriculture and we are proud of our achievements. Our government has shown what good governance can achieve with the energies and ingenuity of the youth.
“Osara and Omi have combined to give us amazing opportunities to place agriculture on the front burners of our economic renaissance. We are already a model for others to emulate.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank Mr President for his leadership and drive in the agricultural sector. Nigeria is moving away from oil-dependent to agriculture-driven economy,” the Governor said
He also called on investors to tap into the opportunities in the agricultural sector of the state, adding that the state was safe and conducive for investments.