by Sunuai Bature
The government of Cross River is partnering wi th one of the Africa’s leading Agro-processing firms Dantata Foods and Allied Products Limited to promote Agribusiness and investment in the State.
Under this partnership, Dantata foods will create twelve thousand(12,000) direct and indirect jobs in Cross River state through various agro-processing programmes within the next three years.
This was made known by the Chairman of the company Alh. Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata while briefing Government house press shortly after a strategic investment meeting with the Governor Prof Ben Ayade in Calabar.
Represented by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the General Manager Corporate Services company, Alhaji Tajuddeen Dantata said they were impressed by the ease of doing business policies of Ayade administration.
“We are here to support the state with a variety of agribusiness activities at all levels of four crops in the Agricultural value chains, Rice, maize, cotton and groundnut. We will engage smallholder farmers and establish processing plants in state to create jobs for the teaming youth (men and women).”
On his part, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state said agriculture is the future of Africa, as such, his administration places great value on development of the sector as it guarantees mass employment to the citizenry with its attendant multiplier effects across the value chain.
Prof. Ayade further reiterated his commitment in providing the enabling environment for Agribusiness to thrive in the state.