Katsina Govt to Partner S/Korean Agency on Agriculture, Rural Devt

Malam Ibrahim Kaula, the Katsina State Government’s Chief Press Secretary says it is set to partner with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in the area of agriculture and rural development, among others.

Kaula disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Katsina on Monday, noting that the governor of the state Dikko Radda had visited the agency in South Korea for a partnership agreement between KOICA and the state government.

“During the meeting, the governor thanked the government of Korea and KOICA for their support to several developing countries. He discussed his experience with KOICA and the time he spent at their facility in 2016, as the Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN).”

He said that the governor also appealed to KOICA management to lend its support for the work being done by the Seamuel Foundation, a South Korean government organisation in Katsina.

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The Chief Press Secretary also revealed that Radda requested additional support from KOICA to provide small farming implements and small-scale irrigation technologies to Katsina farmers.

According to him, the governor also solicited their support in the training and development of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

He said that the ICT training, if provided, would benefit the state civil service, as well as the Katsina State Enterprises Development Agency (KASEDA).

“He further appealed to the Korean agency to provide scholarships to Katsina state indigenes in its global programmes. Radda also requested small grant support in commodities; in line with KOICA strategic plan to the tune of $5 million. He said the Katsina state like other states in the country should also benefit from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC-KOICA) Model school training and Knowledge sharing programme.

“The KOICA management assured Governor Radda that they will work with their country office in Nigeria to support Katsina state,” he disclosed.

Governor Radda was accompanied to KOICA by the acting Nigerian Ambassador to South Korea, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, and some government officials.


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