To broaden the state’s source of revenue, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger State, has ordered a restriction on the export of raw shea nuts.
The governor made this statement during a three-day retreat in Minna, the state capital, sponsored by the Nigeria Association of Women Entrepreneurs, NAWE.
He disclosed that a decision was made during a state executive council meeting to add value and boost income creation.
He claims: “We decided to forbid the shipment of raw shea nuts at the state executive council meeting, at least to add the first layer of value.
The choice was made on purpose as part of our attempts to develop policies that would specifically promote female entrepreneurs.
Bello gave NAWE his assurance that he would continue to assist them, adding, “I will brief the incoming Governor on your activities and also arrange an interface between him and executives of the Association.”
He gave NAWE credit for organizing the retreat and taking part in business activities. He also advised association members to wisely take advantage of any chance that comes their way so that others might also gain from them.
The association’s national president, Erelu Vera Ndanusa, had before referred to the governor as “a man of his word and full of passion” who had supported the organization.
You will be recognized for your leadership skill, and we hope the incoming government will keep up the momentum, according to the NAWE national president.