Gombe, Bangladesh explore areas of partnership in trade and agriculture

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received in the audience, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Shameem Ahsan in Abuja.

Their discussion centered around exploring and promoting mutually beneficial investment and business opportunities between Bangladesh and Gombe state.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya who highlighted some of the abundant resources of the State said Gombe is an agrarian area with vast potential in cotton, rice, and other crops production with 3 dams in Dadinkowa, Cham, and Balanga to support irrigation farming and other agricultural and business activities which Bangladesh can take advantage of.

He said” Our state is at the center of the North-east, but despite the challenges of insurgency in the sub-region, Gombe is enjoying relative peace with a lot of potential for businesses to link up and thrive. We can collaborate with you in cotton production, especially with Bangladesh having garment/ textile industries that rely on the importation of raw materials. We can also partner in rice cultivation, processing, milling, and production. Our state has a highly industrious population and we must look for ways and means through this type of engagement to explore opportunities for them to excel in their respective ventures. I, therefore, consider this visit as a beginning of a robust relationship between our state and your country and we look forward to receiving you soon in Gombe where we’ll showcase more of our potential and collaborative business opportunities”.

Earlier, the High Commissioner, Mr. Shameem Ahsan informed Governor Yahaya that he was at the Gombe State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja to key into Yahaya’s investment drive and explore ways of collaboration between Gombe state and his country.

He said Bangladesh and Nigeria have a lot in common and therefore can partner with states such as Gombe for the common good of their respective peoples.

The envoy disclosed that his country is the second-largest producer of garments with a thriving economy that bursts of a 7a .86 percent growth rate but with abundant unexplored potential.

He declared the readiness of his country to partner with Gombe state in a symbiotic relationship in sectors such as agriculture, trade, education, and other areas of common interests.

Source: Ismaila Uba Milli, Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity

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