Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has identified Agriculture and allied products as areas of priority for Japanese investors intending to invest in the state.
Governor Sani Bello made this known when he addressed Japanese Investors and other Nationals at the African chamber of commerce in Japan AFCCJ launch event.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello explained that Niger state as an agrarian state has commodities and crops that were of competitive advantages but there was a gap that needed to be filled to achieve value addition which he described as a critical key to the development of Africa.
Governor Sani-Bello expressed optimism that these conferences will strengthen relationships between the local chambers of commerce in each country by extension states, so that more areas of collaboration will be identified for partnership with prospective investors.
The Governor said apart from return on investments as a government it owed the people the responsibility and duty to create jobs for the general populace and the easiest way of getting the people employed was through Agriculture.
“I hope this meeting will encourage the Japanese Investors to come to Nigeria and find a suitable area of investment in Niger State where we are agri culturally endowed” Sani-Bello said.
Alhaji Sani-Bello thereafter, commended the organisers of the conference, while looking forward to host and continuing talks with the Japanese Investors in different spheres of the economy as well as have such conferences in Nigeria.
He assured the Investors of a conducive environment to harness the potentialities of the state.