States Have Capacity to Generate Streams of Revenue—Bello

August 7, 2017

By Dipo Olowookere

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has charged his colleagues think deep, saying each of the states in Nigeria has what it takes to generate new streams of revenue.

Mr Bello made this known when he visited the Nigerian Consul General at the Nigerian House in New York.

He described agriculture as the future of Nigeria economy, insisting that it was time for each of the component unit, of the country to look inward for new revenue streams.

The Governor said he has been working toward repositioning Niger State since May 29, 2015 into an agro-based economy.

“It is very clear from the current reality in Nigeria and the dictate of the global economy that the future of Nigeria economy does not lie in oil revenue. It lies in agriculture, solid mineral, tourism, sports and other untapped potentials.

“It was time we look beyond oil for new revenue stream. Fortunately, each state has what it take to create a new economic future for Nigeria.

“In Niger State, we are already deploying new strategies and skills in repositioning it for investment. We will continue to work hard despite challenges.

“That is why we will continue to reach out to investors across the globe. We need investors as much as they need us. They will come with financing opportunities, news skills, new technology and new markets,” he said.

Governor Sani Bello said Niger State has huge untapped resources in agriculture, tourism, sport and solid minerals, adding that he was determined to make the state investment-friendly for local and foreign investors.

Earlier in his remarks, Acting Consul General, Consulate- General of Nigeria, New York, Nicholas Ella, commended Governor Sani Bello’s zeal and determination in wooing local and foreign investors to the state.

Ella urged the Governor not to relent in the effort to reposition Niger State as an invest-friendly environment.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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