Yobe Govt. To Establish Meat Processing Plant
By Lukman Umar, Abuja
Yobe State Government in conjunction with Egyptian Company, Messrs Los Amigos, have concluded plans to establish a Meat Processing Company in Damaturu, the state capital.
The state Project Steering Committee and the Egyptian partners visited Governor Mai Mala Buni, as part of measures to strengthen agreements for the establishment of the company.
The commissioner for Commerce, Alhaji Barma Shettima led the state steering committee, while Engr. Halal M. El-Ghor, led the Egyptian partners to adequately brief His Excellency the state Governor on the project.
The delegation briefed Governor on the project concept, financing, ownership structure, implementation timetable, derivable economic value chain effects and full optimisation of livestock potential in the State.
Gov. Buni expressed optimism that the project will turn around the economic fortunes of the state and the people.
He noted that Yobe State is strategically positioned with huge livestock potentials to provide good quality meat to local markets and for export.
He urged the teams to focus and ensure smooth implementation process for a win-win scenario.
On the Steering Committee were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Yusuf Gashua, the Principal Personal Secretary (PPS) to the Governor, Alhaji Liman Ibrahim, Dr. Idrissa Madaki and Alh. Hamza Saidu.