By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has sought to diversify the economy of the state through public-private partnership.
The governor, who visited prominent business mogul, Aliko Dangote disclosed that the state government was in dire need of investors and investments to create jobs for the teeming population.
He lamented that monthly salaries consume about 75% of the state’s statutory allocation and 100% of local government allocation.
In his response, the world’s richest black man reiterated his interest to facilitate sugar production in Kwara State, having acquired over 16,000 hectares out of the 50,000 hectares needed in Patigi local government area of the state.
Governor Abdulrazaq assured that the state government will work assiduously with Dangote Groups to achieve the minimum benchmark, noting that the state has the capacity to produce 100% of Nigeria’s sugar consumption.
He added that with quality partnership, unemployment will be reduced in the state.
The governor also boasted that Kwara under his leadership remains the new bride of foresighted investors.