Commission to assist Kebbi accesses N83.2bn to boost rice production

The Fiscal Efficiency and Budget Committee under Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission has promised to assist the Kebbi State Government to access N83.2 billion Development of Natural Resources Fund to boost rice production in the state.

The Committee Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Shettima Yuguda-Dibal, Wazirin Biu gave the assirance when he led members of the committee on a courtesy call to Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr Nasir Idiris, Kauran Gwandu at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

He said: “His committee will ensure fairness and equity in making sound recommendations of Kebbi Sltate request to access the sum of N83,285,000,000 from the 1.68 per cent Development of Natural Resources Fund, which the state will use to develop its agricultural sector, mineral resources and tourism.

“I want to use this medium to appreciate the efforts of the State Governor, Dr Nasir idiris, Kauran Gwandu by coming up with blueprint to harness the abounant
natural resources deposit in the state.”

Responding, the governor thanked them for the visit and expressed optimism that the committee would do justice to the request forwarded by the state.

The governor said the state executive arrived at a decision to apply for the fund to develop its agricultural sector, which remained the main stay of the state, in addition to mining sector as well as people empowerment, particularly the youth.

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