“The state government has a lot to gain in terms of job creation, social amenities and other corporate social responsibility projects if the sugar factory is eventually established in the state.”
The Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari , gave this assurance when he led a team of senior officials from the Council on a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi state.
They discussed ways of possible collaboration to harness the state’s sugar potential for economic growth. Dr. Busari said that the Council’s ready to offer policy and technical assistance to all stakeholders who are interested in investing in the sector, and urged the Bauchi state Government to partner the Council in its resolve to harness the state’s sugar potential. He said already, the Council has identified a project site in Warji and has engaged an independent consultant to carryout a pre- feasibility study on the area before actual work commences. On his part, Governor Abubakar thanked Dr. Busari and his team for extending a hand of fellowship to the state.
He stressed that agriculture and economic diversification are cardinal aspects of his administration’s agenda. He expressed his willingness to offer any form of support that would encourage investors to come into the state and establish their businesses. He promised to provide all the necessary assistance to facilitate the establishment of the proposed sugar project in Warji, including the construction of access road and other amenities.