In the recent heat of Agriculture within the country, Jigawa state has been graced as an eight-man team of foreign investors from one of Asia’s technology, South Korea visited the northern state with a view to invest in the production of rice.
This present development in the agro sector was taken up as a result of plans geared by Dangote Group o Companies joined forces with the Veterinary state in collfThe South Koreans, who are experts in rice production, planned to partner with the state through a collaboration with the South Korean investors .
Meanwhile, Dangote Group championed by Africa’s richest business mogul, Aliko Dangote who according to reliable sources is said to have been in the state with an investment in rice production through an out-grower scheme.
Nevertheless, Korean team leader, Kim Byeong Sam revealed to the press the main reason why they were in the state, as he confirmed that they visited to commence negotiations with the state government for the purpose of boosting rice production in the state.
“With the partnership with these investors and the huge investment in rice production from Dangote group, the state is repositioned toward sustainable mass production of rice.”
Sam, who is also the Director General of Gyeongsangbukdo, said they’ve been keeping close tabs with Dangote Group, who had an investment already on similar venture in the state.
The Governor of the state Badaru also spoke in optimism , saying that if about 70 percent of the state population participate in the occupation of farming adding with such partnership in place, it would positon the state for achieving a greater height in rice production.
It would also be advantageous to the state if the process keeps going smoothly in terms of the partnership with these investors and the huge investment in rice production from Dangote group, which will keep the state repositioned upward for profitable mass production of rice.