Argentine Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Gustavo A. Dzugala, said that through the country’s South – South Cooperation Fund, soccer trainers can be send to Kano to train coaches as well as youths in selected public schools in Kano State, to engage them meaningfully and keep them off the streets.
The Ambassador made the remark when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State yesterday in the state government house.
Ambassador Gustavo A. Dzugala also stated that because of Argentina’s agricultural expertise, its farm output not only feeds the country’s over 40 million people but also provide exports for foreign markets.
Ambassador Dzugala explained that many investors from his country are interested in investing in Kano’s agricultural sector, pointing out that a team of agronomists and agricultural engineers from Argentina would soon visit to make assessments.
In his remarks, Kano Governor said “We have also Sports Academy here in Kano so we want a working agreement with you on how to deploy trainers to the academy so that we can tap from your country’s pool of talented footballers,” governor Ganduje stressed.
Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje has asserted that in view of the dwindling oil revenue, agriculture is the best option for Nigeria’s economic progress.
He maintained that, being a leading agricultural and commercial center in Nigeria, Kano would benefit a lot from the proficiency of Argentine agriculturalists.
The state, he said, requires value addition in its chain of agricultural production, mainly, the chains of groundnut, wheat, cotton, rice and perishable items.
“Relationship with Argentina would be a win – win situation for both of us”, the governor stated, adding that the peace and security have returned to the state and foreign investors have nothing to fear.

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