The Yobe State Government has partnered with Messrs Los Amigos, a livestock company from Egypt, to establish a meat processing plant in Damaturu, the state capital, to harness the agricultural resources and increase value chains in the livestock sector.
The Commissioner of Commerce, Barma Shettima, while signing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the meat project, disclosed that the state government and the Egyptian partners have concluded agreements to site the meat processing plant in the state capital.
Shettima noted that the MoU on the meat project was part of measures to strengthen agreements to establish the company, and to itemize the meat project’s financing and ownership structures, as well as highlight the derivable economic value chains in the livestock sector.
The commissioner explained that the execution of the meat processing plant was to optimize the livestock potential in the state, adding that the implementation time frame for the plant has already been set.
Governor Mai Mala Buni, in his remarks, urged the Egyptian partners to focus and ensure a smooth implementation process for a win-win scenario in the livestock sector of the economy, while expressing optimism that the project would turn around the economic fortunes of the state and its citizens.
“We’re strategically positioned with the economic comparative advantages in livestock production for domestic consumption and exports to earn foreign exchange,” Buni said.
He, therefore, urged the Egyptian partners to focus on a smooth implementation process for a win-win project in the livestock sector of the economy.
The steering committee on the meat processing project includes the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Abdullahi Gashua, the Principal Personal Secretary (PPS) to the Governor, Alhaji Liman Ibrahim; Dr. Idrissa Madaki; and Hamza Saidu.