President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commissioned a new poultry feed mill worth $150 million in Kaduna State. Located at Chikpiri Gabas village in Gwagwada area of the state, the President said the mill would not only add value to the diversification programme of his administration but will also assist in creating new jobs for the nation’s teaming youth.
President Buhari urged foreign and local investors to take advantage of the huge incentives, including favourable business environment being created by government.
Specifically, he urged them to invest in areas that would complement the employment generation initiative of the Federal Government.
“This project is very important to us. We are determined to encourage those who are coming to invest in Nigeria to invest in areas where our people can get jobs, particularly in the non-extractive industry.”
He noted that it was because of the significance of the project to his administration’s policies of boosting agriculture that he rescheduled receiving the Ghanaian leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, to attend the event.
The President assured Olam group and other investors of government’s continued support and partnership. Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, thanked President Buhari for finding the time out of his busy schedule to commission the feed mill.
He noted that it was the first public outing by the President since his return from a medical vacation in London.