From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Former Chief Judge of Kaduna State, Justice Tanimu Zailani has been appointed by the state government to chair the Grievance Redress Committee (GRC) of the Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement And Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) in the state.
The legal bigwig is to work with other members of the committee which includes Dr Yahaya Aminu, Dr. Habib Tukur, Mr. Musa John (NSCDC), Mr. Henry Jonathan and Mr. Ibrahim Yakubu, Alhaji Rufai Mohammed, Mrs. Tabitha Jummai, Mr. Habibu Lawal, Barrister Priscilla Akut, Mrs. Aisha Idris, Mrs. Farida Abubakar.
Inaugurating the committee at a hotel in Kaduna, yesterday Deputy Governor, who also Chairs APPEALS Project State Steering Committee, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe said, the Committee was an important element needed for the successful implementation of APPEALS in Kaduna State.
According to her, “Kaduna State is glad to collaborate with the World Bank towards driving our goal to transform the economy of the state through development of agricultural sector, to transit agriculture from subsistence to commercially viable and market-oriented business and attract investment into the sector to create jobs and improve standard of living of the people.
“The Project targets 10,000 direct and 50,000 indirect beneficiaries in the various segments of the value chains. Each of the value chains has high potentials for market driven sustainable development in the State.
“The APPEALS Project is a needed impetus to improve agricultural production, ensure food security, job creation and economic development in beneficiary states and the country.”