The Dangote Group has concluded plans to establish an 80,000 hectare sugarcane plantations in Kebbi, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Sani Kanya, has said.
Kanya told newsmen in¬†Birnin Kebbi¬†that the¬†plantations would be sited in Suru, Bagudo, Koko/Besse and Shanga local government areas.
According to him, the President of the group, Aliko Dangote would soon¬†lead a team of experts on sugarcane production to the state, to meet with all¬†stakeholders on the project.
He noted that the plantation would create¬†more than 50,000 jobs to the youths and a flourishing market for sugarcane¬†farmers.
The commissioner said farmers participating in the project would be provided with¬†improved sugarcane seedlings, fertilisers and modern¬†production implements.
The state government had in April this year allocated the 80,000 hectares of land to the Dangote group for sugarcane production.