The Government of Jigawa State has announced its allocation of over 400,000 hectares of farmland to potential investors in the State’s agriculture value chain.
This was disclosed by the State Governor, Muhammad Badaru, who made it known at the inauguration of the tallest national flag, which was erected at about 50.3 feet, and a tour of the Mallam ALU Integrated Agro-Allied Farm in Birnin Kudu.
The Governor added that 35,000 hectares of the 400,000 had already been allocated to companies developing the state’s agriculture complex, citing the Mallam ALU Integrated Agro-Allied Farm as an example of the scheme’s success so far.
What you should know
- The value of agriculture import recorded in the fourth quarter of 2020 stood at N532.4 billion in contrast with the export value which ended the quarter at N55.77 billion.
- According to NBS, the value of imported agricultural goods rose by 5.75% to N532.39 billion in Q4, 2020 from N503.4 billion in Q3, 2020.
- On the other hand, the value of exported agricultural goods dropped to N55.77 billion in Q4, 2020 from N60.63 billion in Q3, 2020. This represents an 8% drop.