The Kogi State government has called on the Malaysian investors to take advantage of the state’s palm oil development and invest in the sector.
Speaking when the Malaysian High commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Zato Nick Mustafa Kamal Ahmad visited him, the Kogi State Governor Captain Idris Wada said that the state is in dire need of investors in the area of agriculture which is the main focus of the administration, and will partner with foreign investors towards the industrialization of the state.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Public Affairs Alhaji Zakari Adamu, the governor said with the abundant natural resources in the state, the collaboration with foreign investors became necessary for quick economic recovery.
“Some crops such as rice, soya beans Maize, cassava and soghum which are produced in large quantity in the state requires value addition. Kogi State and the Malaysia government could partner to fast-track its development,” he said.
He said that the Malaysians can bring in their expertise to the development of education, youth empowerment and tourism as the state is noted for its abundant historical relics.
Responding, the High Commissioner Mr. Zato Nick Mustafa Kamal Ahmad expressed his country’s willingness to collaborate with the state in critical needs that require their technical knowhow.