Sokoto State to establish more agro-allied industries -Commissioner

The Sokoto State Government says it will establish more agro-allied industries in 2017 to create more employments and boost internally generated revenue.

Alhaji Aminu Bello, the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, disclosed this in Sokoto on Wednesday.

He spoke when officials of the ministry appeared before the State Assembly’s Committee on Commerce and Industry to defend the ministry’s budget proposals for 2017.

”The state government is highly committed to ensuring that all the people, especially the unemployed, are fully engaged.

“It is only when they are engaged that they can also contribute their quotas to overcome the current economic hardship in the country.

“This is by encouraging their standard of living through various industrial activities as such more of agro-allied industries are proposed in the 2017 budget to achieve the aims,’’ he said.

Similarly, Hajiya A’ishatu Hassan, the Director-General of Sokoto Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SOSMEDA), said that the state government would also establish an entrepreneurial training centre this year.

Hassan said that the centre would build the capacity of small and medium entrepreneurs across the state.

The Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Tanimu Kyadawa (APC- Gada West), said that the State Assembly would carefully consider all the proposals in the budget.


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