The Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Sen. Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, CON, has stated that the Construction of Dual Carriageway in Niger State would enhance Agricultural activities as well as improve Gross Domestic Product of the Country.

The Minister disclosed this recently, at the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Construction of 44KM Dual Carriageway Bida Ring Road in Niger State.

He revealed that Agriculture plays a major role in the Nigerian economy and the need to open up more carriageway for activities was very essential for the socio-economic development of the nation.

In his words, “I’m convinced that the construction of 44KM Dual Carriageway will open more activities”, noting that a lot of farmers were frustrated due to bad state of the road to bring out their commodities.

“Today we are witnessing a major milestone in the Democratic journey of Niger State, happening under the watch of the Executive Governor, described as Mr. Project, let me add that, I will call him Mr. people’s oriented project because he is bringing celebrations across the length and breadth of the State”, the Minister added.

He therefore commended the Executive Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago for his tenacity and commitment towards making the project a reality, stressing that all projects would be done for the benefit of the people of Niger State and Nigerian’s at large.

In his remarks, the Executive Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Bago revealed that he was determined to change the narrative of the State by improving security, providing world class health facilities, Mechanized Agriculture and to cultivate about 250 hectares in the next one year and One Million hectares, which was on the pipe line.

In his goodwill message, the Chairman Bida Local Government Area, Hon. Isa Mohammed, reiterated that the construction of 44km Dual Carriageway would open up the town for multinational activities which would create jobs and agro allied products for the people of Niger State.

Highlight of the event was the official performance of the ground breaking ceremony by the Governor of Niger State with the dignitaries.

In attendance were Deputy Governor of Niger State, Niger State House of Assembly Members, Secretary to Niger State Government, Hon. Commissioners, Special Advisers, Local Government Chairmen, MD Arab Contractor DAQ Nig. Ltd., representatives of Minister of Information, Etsu Nupe, among others.

Eremah Anthonia (Mrs.)
Chief Information Officer
For: Director Information