By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The Adamawa State Government is set to partner Saudi Arabia based company in the cultivation of twenty hectares of arable land for commercial purposes.
Secretary to the Adamawa State Government, Dr. Umar Buba Bindir stated this while briefing journalists on the outcome of meeting held with Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla at the government house in Yola.
Bindir explained that lack of arable land in Saudi Arabia enabled the company to invest in agriculture in Adamawa.
He said Adamawa and Saudi will drive mutual benefits from the collaboration.
He pointed out that following the meeting, the governor has instructed Commissioners of Land, Agriculture and Justice with the Secretary to the state government, to form a committee to meet with the team from the company, Zàin Al Abdin Group to finalise plans for the take off.
The SSG stressed that the company will embark on agricultural activities including both rainy and dry season cultivation.
He said other benefits included provision of employment opportunities while the riverine areas will be dredged to further boost fishing activities by farmers.
New Nigerian reports that the team, headed by Zàin Albadin Nafawi has since left the state for Saudi Arabia.