Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that Agriculture is the future of Nigeria economy, insisting that it was time for each of the component unit, of the country to look inward for new revenue streams.
Governor Sani Bello stated this when he visited the Nigerian Consul General at the Nigerian House in New York.
The Governor who said that each of the states in Nigeria has what it takes to generate new streams of revenue, disclosed that he has been working toward repositioning Niger state since May 29, 2015 into an agro-based economy.
“It is very clear from the current reality in Nigeria and the dictate of the global economy that the future of Nigeria economy does not lie in oil revenue. It lies in Agriculture, solid mineral, tourism, sports and other untapped potentials. It was time we look beyond oil for new revenue stream. Fortunately each state has what it take to create a new economic future for Nigeria.
“In Niger state, we are already deploying new strategies and skills in repositioning it for investment. We will continue to work hard despite challenges.
“That is why we will continue to reach out to investors across the globe. We need investors as much as they need us. They will come with financing opportunities, news skills, new technology and new markets.”
Governor Sani Bello said Niger state is huge untapped resource in agriculture, tourism, sport and solid minerals and added that he was determined to make the state investment-friendly for local and foreign investors.
Earlier in his remarks, Acting Consul General, Consulate- General of Nigeria, New York , Nicholas Ella commended Governor Sani Bello’s zeal and determination in wooing local and foreign investors to the state. Ella urged the Governor not to relent in the effort to reposition Niger state as an invest-friendly environment.
On Governor Sani Bello delegation were member, Niger State House of Assembly, representing Bida 11 and Chairman House Committee on Works, Hon. Mohammed Alhaji Haruna; Chief of Staff, Hon Mikhail Al-Amin Bmitosahi; state Commissioner for Investment , Hajiya Ramatu Yar’adua; state Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe; and state Commissioner for Justice, Bar Nasara Danmallam.