Dangote to establish 80,000 hectare sugarcane plantation in Kebbi

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

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.

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