BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Adamawa state Government is to benefit with about Two Hundred Million Dollars grant from China for its Agricultural programmes in the state.
This was diaclosed by Mr James Young of SINO-HYDRO Investment and Mr Antom H.Xu of YTO -CAMACO an Agricultural firm based in China who led a delegation of experts during a courtesy visit on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
The delegation said they were in Adamawa state to collaborate with the state government in the areas of Agriculture and other infrastructural development aimed at assisting the people of the state for the better.
Mr James Young stated that the primary objective of Chinese government is to assist African Nations in the areas of Agriculture, Management, Industrilization among others .
He explained that China has earmarked Five Hundred Million Dollars for the North East region out of which Adamawa state Government will be giving Two Hundred Million Dollars to assist farmers in the state for boost their Farming activities.
He disclosed that SINO-HYDRO a largest construction firm in China intent to build Agricultural plant such as merchineries and Implements in order to boost food security in the state.
He told Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla that during the meeting of world leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015 where President Muhammadu Buhari signed an agreement on Mambila Hydro-electricity power plant with Chinese government on the project.
In his response, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has assured the Chinese Delegation that Adamawa state Government is ready to partner with the Chinese government in the areas of investment for the overall development of the people of the state.
The Governor explained that Adamawa state is one of the Agricultural state in the Federation and promised government support and cooperation, stressing that the state is blessed with abandoned natural and mineral resources untapped and appealed to the prospective investors to come and invest in the state.
He also pointed out that conscious of the security and under development and the challenges confronting the people of the state his administration has engaged youths and farmers in various programmes aimed at providing food security for all .