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May 27, 2024

US Investors Plan $6m Agric Investment in Southern Kaduna –  Sen Katung

The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, Sunday Marshall Katung, Esq., has announced that a group of investors from the United States of America will invest $6 million into agriculture in Southern Kaduna.

During an event organized by the National Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS), Kaduna State University Chapter, Kafanchan campus to mark the 2024 National Agricultural Day, Marshall Katung affirmed that the future of Nigeria lies in agriculture. He noted that the investors, upon arrival, will train farmers on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to carry out their farming activities. 

He said, “A group of investors from the United States of America are coming to invest 6 million dollars in agriculture in Southern Kaduna.”

“The investors upon arrival will train our farmers to use Artificial intelligence (AI) technology to farm. To this end, I urge our people to prepare themselves for the great revolution that is coming to agriculture.”

“In southern Kaduna, there are so many untapped potentials in piggery, ranching, fishery, and processing for exports, and our youths need to develop an interest in those areas while also seeking partnerships that will help them blossom,” he added.

The senator stressed that Southern Kaduna is now safe for investment and urged investors from around the world to consider investing in the region. 

“Our land and our people are ready to welcome investment in any field. To this end, I urged our people to prepare for the great revolution that is coming to agriculture,” he said.

“The future of Nigeria is in agriculture, and there is a need for government at all levels, entrepreneurs and business moguls to invest heavily in mechanised agriculture. This is because, for farming to be productive, it has to be fully mechanized.”

He further expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Gen. Christopher Musa, Chief of Defence Staff, and the Kaduna State Government for their commitment to enhancing security in the region, stating, “With a sustained onslaught against criminals and criminality, we can be rest assured our youths in agriculture will thrive very fast.”

The Senator stressed the need for the  nation to return to the time when everyone was involved in either subsistence and commercial agriculture. According to him, we need to explore opportunities for employment and wealth generation in agriculture.

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