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Korean rice investors partner Jigawa

An eight-man team of foreign investors from the Republic of South Korea, has visited Jigawa state with a view to invest in rice production. The…

An eight-man team of foreign investors from the Republic of South Korea, has visited Jigawa state with a view to invest in rice production.

The South Koreans, who are experts in rice production, planned to partner with the state through a collaboration with Dangote Group of Companies.

Dangote Group has been in the state with an investment in rice production through an out-grower scheme.

Speaking through an interpreter, the Korean team leader, Kim Byeong Sam, said during a courtesy call on the state governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, that they were in the state to commence discussion with the state government for the purpose of boosting rice production in the state.

Sam, who is also the Director General of Gyeongsangbukdo, said they were walking closely with Dangote Group, who had an investment already on similar venture in the state.

In his remarks, Governor Badaru, said about 70 percent of the state population are farmers adding with such partnership in place, the state would be positioned for achieving a greater height in rice production.

“With the partnership with these investors and the huge investment in rice production from Dangote group, the state is repositioned toward sustainable mass production of rice.”