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April 14, 2024
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Niger Govt. Acquires 300 Tractors to Boost Food Production

In a bid to enhance food production in Niger State, Governor Umar Bago has initiated the acquisition of 300 tractors from the reputable firm, John Deere Ltd. 

Mr. Bologi Ibrahim, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, highlighted this development in a statement released to the media in Abuja on Monday.

According to Ibrahim, the procurement of tractors demonstrates the Bago administration’s commitment to achieving the state’s food sufficiency objective.

Governor Bago’s aide also confirmed that progress on the construction of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Teaching Hospital in Minna is advancing rapidly.

“Work is ongoing to convert Shiroro Hospital into IBB University Teaching Hospital,” he said, emphasizing the importance of local participation in completing the project.

He affirmed Governor Bago’s dedication to investing in the youth of Niger State, aiming to empower young Nigerlites through employment opportunities and educational support.

“In line with this, Thinklab Nigeria Ltd., the company overseeing the project, has employed approximately 60 young ‘Nigerlites’ across diverse fields. Thinklab has also awarded scholarships to 1,530 final-year secondary school students to support Governor Umaru Bago’s education reform in the state,” he added.

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