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April 14, 2024
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Jigawa in Talks With IDB, Others, Eyes $50m Agric Investment 

Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State has initiated discussions with officials from the Islamic Development Bank, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, and Saudi Arabia-based investors to attract agriculture investments exceeding $50 million in the state. 

The Senior Special Assistant on Media Affairs to the governor, Zainab Ringim, made the announcement on Tuesday in a statement, highlighting the governor’s efforts to establish robust social and business partnerships with prominent financial institutions to enhance agricultural productivity and drive economic growth in the state.

According to Ringim, the governor, leading a high-powered delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is also focusing on education and healthcare initiatives. 

Discussions are underway with the World Assembly of Muslim Youths to finalize plans for various educational projects, including the establishment of an Islamic university and 11 Islamic centers across Jigawa State, aimed at expanding access to quality education.

Additionally, the delegation is exploring collaboration opportunities for health and medical outreach programs, particularly focusing on corrective eye surgery initiatives, to address crucial healthcare needs and enhance citizens’ well-being.

In a separate development, the Jigawa State government announced plans to introduce a policy to guide youth development in the state. 

Mr. Sagir Musa, the Commissioner for Information, Youths, Sports, and Culture, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen  in Dutse, the state capital. 

However, the policy aims to serve as a framework guiding the operations of the ministry while leveraging the efforts of Governor Umar Namadi’s administration to promote youth development.

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