From MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI, Keffi.
THE Abaga Toni in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State HRH Lawrence Sylvester Ayihll has observed that the establishment of an agro investment by Nigeria Framers Group and Cooperative Society at Ga’ate would go a long way in addressing youths unemployment and create wealth, enhance food security as well as boost the socio-economic activities of the area, the state and the country as a whole.;
The Royal father made the assertion while speaking with newsmen at the official commissioning ceremony of a multi-million Naira rice milling farm in Ga’ate by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, saying that the project is a welcome development especially that it has keyed into the Federal Government’s desire to guarantee security, create wealth and employment as well as boost the prosperity and dignity of Nigeria.”
He therefore advised potential investors to come and invest in Nasarawa State and Kokona Local Government Area in particular due to the vast land that can accommodate establishment of choice investments as well as the presence peace and hospitality by the people of the area and the state.
In his words:’ This farm has been here for the past two years and I am part of them. They started the project when my late Father was on throne and when I cameon board as his successor, I continued collaborating with them and I found out that their investment to be very worthy as the project will bring youths out of idleness and so many crimes will be reduced to the minimal and the economy of this country and Nasarawa State will increase tremendously’.
He therefore urged wealthy people of Nasarawa State to emulate the efforts of the initiators of the investment under the leadership of the National coordinator/Managing Director of the farm Mr. Tedheke Retson in order to promote food production in the country and to arrest hunger in totality.
“I feel very happy and excited at this time for the Vice President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbanjo and our dear ,Governor Engineer Abdullahi Sule, to be here in my Chiefdom for today’s farm investment occasion and by so doing youths will be employed and crimes will be reduced in our society” the Paramount ruler who is the chairman Kokona Local Government Council of Chiefs stated.