Niger Is Investor Friendly – Gov. Sani

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello

Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani has assured investors of a conducive atmosphere for their investments.


The governor gave this assurance when officials of the Dangote group met with the state government to finalise agreement for a proposed N140billion sugar plant to be built by the group in the state.


Governor Sani, who was represented at the event by his deputy Ahmad Kesto said that one of the means of creating job opportunities for youths by his administration is by encouraging investors and development partners.


He appealed to other investors, especially those in agriculture and agro-allied industry to cash in on the state’s comparative advantage and various economic incentives being offered by the government to invest in the state.


A technical committee was set up to study and harmonies all issues in order to ensure a successful take-off of the Sugar factory while the office of the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice was also directed to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, before the next meeting.




    Murtala Zubairu, head of human resource and administration, sugar refinery of Dangote Group, commended the approach of the state government for the successful take off of the multi billion naira project.


    He said the project which will be in phases will be kick- started in few months with the take off of the Sugar Cane plantation.


    Zubairu assured the government and people of the state that Dangote Group is a socially responsible entity and promised that the company will not renege in her responsibilities to the host community and the state in general.


    The sugar cane plantation and sugar factory when in place is expected to provide 2,200 direct jobs, 5,300 in-direct jobs, while the plant is expected to produce1,100 tonnes of sugar annually as well as produce ethanol, generate 20 megawatts of power among others.



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