Gov Matawalle woos foreign investors in agric, solid minerals


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has showcased the potentials of the state to foreign investors once again as he addressed the Nigeria Business and Investment Forum at the ongoing Dubai EXPO holding at the UAE.

This was contained in a statement by the Special AdviserPublic Enlightenment, Media and Communications to the Governor, Alhaji Zailani Bappa and made available to newsmen on Saturday.

Acccording to the statement, Matawalle, who was one of the only two Governors invited to the Forum along with 10 other Ministers who accompanied President Muhamnadu Buhari to the EXPO, addressed the Business and Investment Community on the vast potentials available in the state for exploitation.

The statement reads, “Matawalle informed the gathering of the availability of several mineral deposits of local and international importance such as Gold, Silver, Columbite, Copper and Zink”. 

“He said the state houses more than half of the totality of mineral deposit types in the Country”.

“In Agriculture, he said, the State is the largest producer of Sorghum and second largest producer of Maize and Groundnuts and third largest producer of Maize”. 

“Other crops cultivated in the state include Millet, beans, among others. He said that more than two-thirds of the land in the state is arable”.

Governor Matawalle therefore, called on investors to seize this golden opportunity as all necessary laws and incentives have been put in place to protect a mutual partnership with investors.

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