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May 21, 2024

Niger Begins Talks With Foreign Firm on  Agric Equipment

Governor Umaru Bago of Niger State has held a meeting with authorities of one of the world’s leading agricultural machinery manufacturers, Zetor Company in the Republic of Czechoslovakia, in order to purchase tractors. 

The governor who visited Zetor company last week Friday, disclosed his plans to procure multi-billion dollar tractors and other agricultural machinery for the actualization of the reforms he initiated in the state.

It should be noted that Governor Bago had earlier signed an agreement with the management of Sun Farming in Germany for the establishment of a Comprehensive Farm Estate in the State.

In the same vein, the Governor during the just concluded G20 Compact with Africa (CWA) Conference held in Germany, has partnered with foreign investors to explore abundant investment opportunities in the State.

In a related development, Governor Bago met some Saudi investors including the Chairman and members of the Ma’ad Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Some of the investors expressed readiness to explore several investment possibilities in agriculture and the dualization of road projects between Minna and Bida for Niger state.

As part of efforts geared towards the realization of various reforms in the agricultural sector, Governor Bago during a 2-day Green Economy Summit held recently in the state, announced N3.5 billion in incentives for 1,000 youths who are willing to venture into agriculture.

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