The Jigawa state government has concluded all arrangement to commence exportation of Hibiscus to Mexico.
The state Deputy Governor Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadeja disclosed this while briefing news men in his office at Dutse.
He explained that, it is well known that hibiscus and sesame from Jigawa state is one of the best recognised products in the world.
The Deputy Governor who received in his office the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantile (NAQ), the only organization authorized and saddled with the responsibilities of searching and screening of any import or export on food items in Nigeria said soon local farmers will start benefiting from such effort.
He said soon the testing laboratory will be established before the end of this month at Maigatari Export and processing zone of the state. “If that laboratory takes up, any export will be screened in that centre before it is exported outside the country”
According to him, this year the state is expecting over 20,000 farmers to come into corporative set up in Maigatari to be handling all the processing of harbecues and sesame products for export.
He urged the local farmers to produce more of the Barbecues and the Sesame for foreign export.
While speaking, the Deputy Director of the Quarantile North-west zone, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu who led the team said as experts in that area, they are the only authorized body responsible for the screening of all exports and imports in the country.
He stressed that, “we handle anything on food items that are to be exported or imported to make sure that unwanted insects or sand are not taken out of the country amidst our export.”