Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has promised to encourage investors interested in agricultural business to invest in Adamawa state.
Obasanjo, who was received by Gov. Jibrilla Bindow at the airport, made this known at the Government House in Yola during his visit to Adamawa on Thursday.
He advised the state government to put more efforts in agriculture, adding that the sector would eradicate poverty as well as bring industrialisation to the state.
“Your emphasis on agriculture gave me pleasure and if agriculture is taken serious in this state, it will eradicate poverty.
“If you can provide a conducive atmosphere, people will want to come and invest in agribusiness.
“We will encourage those who are interested to invest in agribusiness to come to Adamawa and invest.
“Agriculture will not only be useful as a security too but as part of the industrialisation of the state, and as such will make the economy of this state more viable.”
He commend the president for showing understanding to the situation of the north-east.
“To us, the issue of the north-east is special even when Mr President and I are discussing, it always form the centre of our discussion.
“I must commend the unique leadership vision of the governor especially as he did not only focus on Adamawa but extent his vision to the entire north-east geopolitical region,” Obasanjo said
Bindow had sought the assistance the former president in addressing the challenges in the state.
He said that the state had faced the challenge of insecurity in the past which had ravaged the socioeconomic fortunes of the state.
He commended Buhari for giving special focus on security, which had made the state to be peaceful now.
He,however, said that his administration had completed 47 road projects in the face of all the challenges.
He said that the team work adopted by his administration had yielded the positive result, adding that his administration would emulate the work supervision strategy of Obasanjo.