Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, said his administration attracted over $600 million private investment since its inception in May 29, adding that the substantial portion of the investment was directed to the agricultural value chain development in rice and sugar cultivation and sugar refinery among others
The governor stated this recently in the state during the 53state during rd Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA.
According to him, this administration recorded progress concerning promotion and development of modern commercial activities anchored around the nodal location of Jigawa State along the age-long trans-Sahara trade route and its central location along the North-East trade route.
He said the implementation of the Jigawa trade corridor concept was the provision of market for access to the land-locked sub-Saharan African countries, which was perused with vigour following the completion of infrastructural development at Maigatari Border Free Zone and the launching of trading at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year.
“Similarly, the recent creation of three additional trade corridors along the border regime with Niger Republic is the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for cooperation including Zinder-Daura-Jigawa-Kano trade corridor with Maigatari Border Free Zone as the hub for the corridor.

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