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FG Urged To Establish Market In Agrarian Communities To Boost Economy Development

12 January 2018 News

The Federal Government has been urged to establish markets in strategic agrarian communities in the country to boost food production.

These are the views of speakers at the inauguration of a market in Loguma Village around Baro Port in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger state.

Speakers at the event expressed optimism that the development is an indication that the present administration is committed to completing the ‎Baro Port. 

The District Head of Baro. Alhaji Muhammadu Gana Diko said the market would become an international trade zone as a result of the community’s comparative advantage in Rice production. 

The Baro District Head maintained that with the right support, the irrigation scheme in Loguma Village was capable of contributing large quantity of rice to the Nigerian market.

One of illustrious sons of the community who is a retired permanent Secretary from the Cabinet Secretariat, Ambassador John Alhassan Gana said the market would attract foreign investors because the area is endowed with abundant natural resources. 

In their separate remarks, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Hussaini Ibrahim and the Council Chairman of Agaie, Alhaji Umar Abdullahi pointed out that proper collaboration with development partners would bring about desired growth. 

They however appealed to herdsmen around the area to coexist harmoniously with their host community. ‎

Correspondent Sode Mohammed reports that the inauguration of the Loguma Market brought together traders from Niger, Kogi, Kwara and other neighbouring states.‎

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