President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated several projects in Jigawa State, among them, the Mallam Alu Farm Project, a private enterprise championed by a former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu.
The president visited four local government areas to inaugurate projects including the Hadejia Valley Irrigation Scheme at Auyo, Birnin Kudu Specialist Hospital, Malam Alu Integrated Agro-Allied Farm, Birnin Kudu; and the dualised Unity-Pentagon-Fanisau Road during his one-day official visit to the state.
At the farm, the president unveiled a 50.3 metres flag pole, described as the tallest in the country by Aliyu.
The president described the farm as another commendable project which perfectly aligned with the administration’s agricultural transformation agenda.
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He commended Aliyu for championing the project, saying “I believe it will also significantly contribute to our objectives of economic diversification, food security and job creation.
“We hope to see more such private sector-led large agricultural projects, especially with the enabling environment provided by both the state and the federal government.”
Buhari also charged the Jigawa State government to sustain its commitment to the agricultural sector while acknowledging the success of the cluster system introduced by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar under the slogan “Farming is a Business”.
From Muideen Olaniyi & Ali Rabiu Ali (Dutse)