Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies, is to spend 250 million dollars on the production of rice and sugarcane around the Hadejia River Basin of Jigawa.
Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa said this when he received the Country Director of African Development Bank (AfDB) for Nigeria, Alhaji Usman Dore and his team who came to seek for partnership with the state in agricultural development in Dutse on Friday.
Badaru said the initiative by the Dangote Group was in line with his priority on Transformation of Agriculture.
He said “the cardinal principles of my administration is agricultural transformation for human development that will make them to be self sustained.’’
He thanked the AfDB team for the visit and pledged to collaborate with the bank in the development of agriculture in the state.