Special agric zones to attract an estimated $4b investments – NGF
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on August 22, 2019
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum is of the opinion that the establishment of Special Agro-processing Zones in the country would attract between one to four billion dollars investments.
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, who stated this while briefing reporters after the forum’s 4th meeting in Abuja, explained that all states were potential beneficiaries of the initiative, which would bring together the farming and the processing community.
Fayemi said that the governors already agreed with the African Development Bank that a tasks desk for the initiative would be at Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat to coordinate interest expressed from various states.
On the issue of health, he said that members of the forum resolved to continue to support the actualization of universal health coverage in Nigeria following an update from the NGF Secretariat on Basic Health Care Fund, State Health Insurance Agency and the fact that Nigeria had been polio-free for three years and on the verge of being certified polio free.