India To Partner With Adamawa In Agriculture, Others

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrillah Bindow
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From Tom Garba, Yola
Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. A.R Ghanashiyam, has disclosed that investors from India intend to visit Adamawa state to invest and tap from the vast human and mineral potentials of the state as well as other areas of collaboration would be explored for the benefit of both countries.
Mr. Ghanashiyam said President Muhammadu Buhari would be visiting India soon to lay the foundation for collaboration between the two countries, pointing out that recently more than 250 Indian investors were in Nigeria to seek areas of investment.
Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has earlier reiterated the determination of the state government to partner with Indian businessmen to enhance development in areas of agriculture and education.
The governor, who stated this while receiving Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria in his office at Government House in Yola, explained that India and Adamawa state shared common areas of interest, noting that if indigenes of the state are provided with scholarship, it will assist in vital critical areas such as medicine and engineering among others.
He noted with dismay how more than N2 billion is expended yearly for treatment by Nigerians in India and urged for greater synergy between the two countries.
He added that poverty and unemployment has been the major challenge but pledged that efforts would be enhance to create jobs for the people.
Also, Commissioner of Agriculture, Ahmadu Waziri, said Adamawa was a state where Indian invested heavily and cited Afcot among other companies.
According to him, the state is endowed with both human and mineral resources that could be tapped by Indian Investors.

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