The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to invest massively in agriculture and industrial development for rapid economic growth and job creation.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammed Sabo Nanono made this call recently during a tour of the sixty thousand hectares Dangote Nassarawa Sugar Project, Tunga in Awe Local Government, Nasarawa State
A convergence of agricultural and industrial development, Nanono explained, will help Nigeria achieve full economic potential
The minister noted that by the time the Dangote Tunga Sugar Project started full operations, the country’s deficit in sugar consumption requirement will be reduced by at least thirty percent.
The factory, Nanono added will be producing 430,000 Metric Tons of white refined sugar per annum.
According to the minister, investments in diversified areas will help to provide hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for Nigerians as well as conserving the much needed foreign exchange for the country.
On his part, the Project Engineer Mr. J.M. Beverly stated that as part of the Company’s Social Responsibility, CSR, they have spent at least one hundred million Naira in providing the Tunga community with Schools, Hospital, Water Supply, Roads and Solar Lighting among other benefits
The development will also provide countless job opportunities for the local populace, Beverly added
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