From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Economic diversification policies put in place by the Kebbi State Government are yielding positive results with multi billion Naira Investments being witnessed in the State.
Speaking at the first Kebbi Town hall Meeting on Budget held yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said liberal economic policies anchored on mutual understanding spur investments in agricultural commodities processing and value addition citing the ongoing construction of multi billion Naira Dangote Rice Mills at Saminaka as well as the largest Tomatoes Processing Plant at Ngaski in addition to the ultramodern WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu.
Pursuant to this, the Governor stated that more employment and empowerment opportunities as well as increased Internally Generated Revenue, IGR for the state and its citizenry will be enhanced.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu called on Community Based Organisations, Civil Society Organizations and NGOs to enlighten youth to take advantage of such investments for mutually beneficial engagements across the State.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Budget Ministry, Hajiya Aisha Usman presented an overview of the budget performance for 2019 with estimated projections embedded in the 2020 Budget with a view to making critique, valuable inputs and contributions to the budgetary process.