The Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello has commissioned a multipurpose commodity cleaning center to serve as a first line value adding center to support exports of Shea, soyabean sesame and other commodity products in Niger state.
Niger state is diversely and richly endowed with great potential for export across multiple sectors , particularly agriculture, livestock and fisheries, solid minerals, arts and crafts.
Over the years successive governments have enacted various policies to put the focus on agriculture and turn export of agro-commodities into a means of driving economic growth and rural development.
Yet there is still much left to be explored
Its rich abundant land , centrality of its location and a varied climate capable of supporting multiple farming systems, are some of the comparative advantages in Niger state, yet to be harnessed.
Now with some show of commitment the state is encouraging a flurry of export activities in identified core export crops such as soyabean, sesame, yam, Shea and cashew in which the farmers have comparative advantages .
The Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello is here to commission a cleaning facility to add value to these products.
It is crucial that these standards are maintained to meet the quality parameters of the destination market, in order to prevent rejection at the delivery locations.
JIGAWA RESIDENTS REJECT OLD NAIRA NOTES FOR TRANSACTIONS
Individuals and organisations in Dutse, Jigawa state, are taking CBN’s latest directive on the use and acceptance of old naira notes as legal tender with some studious caution.
Many call for more sensitisation from the federal government to drive the message home.
It is indeed different strokes for different folks as TVC News got to see on the streets of Dutse.
Days after the CBN directed commercial Banks to dispense and receive old naira notes across the country, many remain sceptical.
Here in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state, the crowd at the banks are getting slimmer, but customers’ experiences differ.
While some are able to collect and spend the old notes, others have found it difficult to get, while those that have do not get to spend them.
Modibbo Jahun is a university teacher in the state.
He was happy to receive N10,000 in old N500 notes from his bank but he faces a huge task spending the bills.
A frustrated Modibbo Jahun seeks government’s intervention
TVC News visited some petrol stations and can confirm some of them, including this station, do not accept the old notes as a means of exchange.
Our crew sought to understand reasons behind the rejection but met a brickwall as the Manager here tactically declined comments and promised to be back in 2 minutes.
Our crew waited for more than thirty minutes to no avail.
For many, a lot of sensitisation is still required to drive the message home, particularly to the grassroots.
He tells me why the old naira notes are being rejected by people like him
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