Niger State Governor Umar Bago said Saudi Arabian investors have expressed interest in investing in agriculture and the dualization of the Minna-Bida road project.
The 6 km long Minna-Bida road is in a deplorable state as successive administrations in the state have failed to fix it.
Bago said this during a media talk held on the sidelines of the roundtable negotiations with Saudi Arabia and Nigeria held in Mecca, headed by President Bola Tinubu on Monday.
Bago said some of the Saudi Arabian investors have expressed their willingness to invest in agricultural and road infrastructure projects across the state.
Bago said the negotiation with Saudi Arabia included the dualization of the Minna-Bida highway.
He said the investors chose Niger State for a pilot scheme of their agricultural investment because of its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory and its availability of water for irrigation.
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“We have four hydroelectric dams that are currently operational.
“We have bodies of streams and water. We have both the Niger River and the Benue River.
“We are the largest producer of shea and also paddy rice in Nigeria.
“So, this is a great opportunity and an avenue to show ourselves, which we have done. And we have become interested in abortion,” Bago added.