Bala Mohammed Canvasses For China’s Investments In Bauchi

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has asked the Chinese Government and business community to invest in the moribund industries of the state to help create opportunities for citizens. 

Major state-owned factories in Bauchi such as the Bauchi Meat Factory, Styr Nigeria Limited, Bauchi Furnitures and Bauchi Fertiliser Blending Company operate abysmally for years. 

The governor said this on Thursday in Bauchi when he hosted the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria HE Cui Juanchun on the side of the Bauchi Investment Opportunities Summit held at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Bauchi. 

Governor Bala identified various areas where investors can key into, saying that the government has put in place modalities that will improve business opportunities and ensure a business environment-friendly atmosphere.

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The governor said the key economic sectors of Bauchi State such as agriculture, tourism, solid minerals, trade, industry and investment are reaped with enormous potential capable of generating wealth and job opportunities for the state.

He said the over 4.2 million hectares of arable land which the state is blessed with can support a systematic shift from subsistence Agricultural farming to mechanized large-scale commercial farming.

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The governor listed other sectors which might be of interest including the Yankari Game Reserve, and Sumu Wild Life Park in the Tourism sector, while the Bauchi meat Factory, Dairy Farm and other industries need urgent attention.

Responding, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Cui Juanchun says China will assist Bauchi state in the area of infrastructure, ICT, Agriculture, Industries and investment.

He assured that China will take full advantage of the state resources to by bringing investors to harness them.


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