Kebbi, Sokoto, Zam­fara plan joint eco­nomic pol­icy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Is­mail Ade­bayo, Birnin Kebbi

The gov­ern­ments of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zam­fara states are con­sid­er­ing a com­mon eco­nomic pol­icy di­rec­tion in ar­eas of in­dus­tries, trans­bor­der trade, rice pro­duc­tion, min­ing and live­stock.

While brief­ing jour­nal­ists on the ac­tiv­i­ties of his min­istry, the Com­mis­sioner for Bud­get and Eco­nomic Plan­ning, Al­haji Je­lani Muhammed Yauri said the three states had eco­nomic com­par­a­tive ad­van­tages yet to be uti­lized.

He said given the eco­nomic ad­van­tages of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zam­fara, the three states had agreed to build their ca­pac­i­ties to raise rev­enues. “We are still putting heads to­gether to see what our com­mon eco­nomic pol­icy will look like,” he said.

The com­mis­sioner said though Kebbi was blessed with eco­nomic re­sources for fish­ing, min­ing, agri­cul­ture, it was yet to put the po­ten­tials to use.

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