Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on government at all levels to support the private sector in order to encourage investors and improve the economy of the country.
Governor Sani-Bello made the call when he paid a courtesy call on the Managing Director of Vertex Agro Limited, Mr. Daniel Gemana in his office at Gauraka, in Tafa Local Government area of the state.
The Governor stressed that the private sector needs the support of both the federal and state government adding, that individuals cannot not do it alone.
The Governor who was impressed by the initiative of the company, the level of the investment and development of the industry assured the management of his support.
“I am highly impressed at the level of investment by the proprietor of this establishment. What he has displayed here means that it is possible that we can do and make it in Nigeria.
” As we move forward we must find ways to support people that are willing to invest and to give them all hope and support they need both at the state and federal level.” According to him, ” if we can have more processing facilities such Vertex Agro limited, Nigeria will be a better place” and of course government must find ways to support such investments.
The Managing Director, Vertex Agro Limited, Mr. Daniel Gemana who conducted the Governor round the facility said the company is into processing and exporting of sesame seeds, adding that it has markets in Brazil and Dubai.
He also said plans are underway to set up more industries in the state and that the cashew nut processing plant is also at 95% completion.
Jibrin Baba Ndace Chief Press Secretary 11th May 2019.