Jigawa state government has said that it will begins to export barbecues and sesame to the international market this year aimed at creating wealth among the rural dwellers and reduced over dependence of the state in petroleum resources.
Addressing the reporters yestrrday in his office, the Deputy Governor Barrister Ibrahim Hassan disclosed that harbecues and sesame from the state is one of the best recognized products in the world.
He urged the local farmers to produce more of the Barbecues and the Sesame for foreign export.
He further explained that this year the state is expecting over 20,000 farmers to come into corporative set up in Maigatari to be handling all the processing of harbecues and sesame products for export.
The Deputy Governor who received in his office the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantile (NAQ), the only organization authorized and saddled with the responsibilities of searching and screening of any import or export on food items in Nigeria said soon local farmers will start benefiting from such effort.
He said soon the testing laboratory will be established before the end of this month at Maigatari Export and processing zone of the state. “If that laboratory takes up, any export will be screened in that centre before it is exported out side the country”.
Also the Deputy Director of the Quarantile North-west zone, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu who led the team said as experts in that area, they are the only authorized body responsible for the screening of all exports and imports in the country.
He therefore stressed that “we handle anything on food items that are to be exported or imported to make sure that unwanted insects or sand are not taken out of the country amidst our export”.