Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Wednesday promised to make the state one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria.
The governor who spoke during his swearing-in on in Birnin Kebbi said his second term would leverage on the partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
“We have partnered with Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and we have started ethanol programme in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area and other local government areas will soon join,” he said.
Bagudu noted that his first term witnessed unprecedented achievements in area of health, education, electricity, infrastructure and agriculture
“To buttress our recorded success, UNICEF, recently, reported that our immunization coverage has improved from as low as 18 per cent to well over 74 per cent.
“On education, the performances of our children have improved in WAEC and JAMB; as we have recruited 2,000 teachers to further support our effort of transforming the education sector.
“On electricity, we have achieved 24 hours basis power availability across the state while in agriculture, our name has gone viral in the country courtesy of Anchored Borrowers programme.
“We have achieved success in a number of commodities and rice companies are now springing up and we will achieve more,” he said.
By Babatunde Alao…
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