Nigeria_mechanised-farmingThe Kaduna State government says it will sustain its efforts towards creating massive job opportunities for youths and women through the ongoing Agriculture Transformation Programme in the state.


  • Governor Yero gave the assurance at a campaign rally, where he sought the people’s support in his second term bid
  • He says the reopening of Ikara Food Processing company will improve agriculture value chain
  • The state plans to improve the agriculture sector to provide more jobs
  • He said schools have also been upgraded 


At a campaign tour of Ikara Local Government Area, the state Governor, Mukhtar Yero, said part of his administration’s efforts at improving the agriculture value chain process was the reopening of the Ikara Food Processing Company owned by the state which remained closed for over two decades.

He said: “We are committed to improving the agriculture sector to provide opportunities for our teaming unemployed youths in the value chain process. That is why we are happy that the Ikara food processing company has been reopened because it will reduce idleness and restiveness in this area”.

Yero said Ikara had benefited a lot from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially under his administration, with the revival of the tomato company, distribution of subsidised fertilisers to farmers and completion of the Soba-Ikara road.

In the Education sector, the Governor said the present administration had upgraded schools in the area to meet global standards with provision of additional teachers, rehabilitation of structures, provision of learning facilities and regular training of teachers.

“Will-power to develop”

The Governor added that the PDP was endowed with the zeal and will-power to develop the people, as all its policies were geared towards creating enabling environment for businesses to grow and to also develop human capacity.

He solicited for their support to the party in the forthcoming general elections and urged the people to vote their choice candidates at all levels without fear of intimidation while calling for peaceful polls.

In his welcome address, Chairman of Ikara Local Government, Sekiru Kantoma, said the PDP made gains in the area with the recent defection of several members of the opposition to its fold. He assured of a victory for the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Yero also pledged to complete all ongoing projects in the area reaffirming that no project has been abandoned by the present administration.

He assured people in the area that that government is working to ensure improved power supply in the area with the aim of revamping moribund industries that would create more jobs.

“Very soon, the 215 megawatts power project in Kudenda will be completed and that will attract more industries to Chikun and environs to reduce unemployment.”



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