On Friday, Governor Atiku Bagudu reassured visiting Egyptian businesspeople that the Kebbi government was prepared to work with them to promote the cattle industry and agriculture.
At Birnin Kebbi’s Government House, Mr. Bagudu welcomed the Egyptian professionals and expressed his administration’s belief that collaboration and partnership were crucial to the state’s growth.
“The state is ranked as the second most cattle-producing state in the nation and is equipped with enormous agricultural potential.
Additionally, because of its strategic location sharing a border with the Republic of Niger and the Republic of Benin, the state has developed into the hub of animal husbandry in West Africa.
To advance animal husbandry, we have already inked a tripartite partnership with Kwanni in the Niger Republic and Maleville in the Republic of Benin.
Mr. Bagudu said that the state’s residents are diligent and eager to adopt contemporary techniques for farming and raising cattle.
He also expressed his gratitude to Aminu Goronyo, National President of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), for arranging the visit and laying the foundation for future agricultural collaboration.
Mr. Goronyo earlier informed the governor that the Egyptian specialists, under the direction of Gen. Walid Soliman-Morsy, were prepared to develop a number of hectares of Fadama land in the state through the process of teaching farmers and using cutting-edge agricultural techniques, technology, and knowledge.
Mr. Goronyo said the team would also go to Calabar in the Cross River State, Lagos, and Ogun States for related endeavors.
The Egyptian agriculturalists, led by Mr. Soliman-Morsy, said that their visit was to work with the state administration to identify potential agricultural and animal production collaboration areas.