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Chinese companies to invest in mining, Agric, power generation in Zamfara – Matawalle


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Chinese investors have agreed to invest in mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and power generation in Zamfara State, a Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle, Zailani Bappa disclosed.

In a statement on Thursday, Mr Bappa who is an SA to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, said the agreement is a fall-out of a meeting held between the Mr Matawalle and the potential investors in Beijing.

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According to the statement, the meeting is in continuation of the governor’s economic drive visit to the Chinese Republic.

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“The meeting held on the 24th December, 2019 discussed the opportunities and provision of incentives for the investors in return for their capital and technological investments in the state.

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“Governor Matawalle assured them of value added incentives apart from the ones provided by the Nigerian Government to foreign investors especially in the area of security, provision of free land and tax cut.

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“The conglomerates who promised to seize the golden opportunity offered to them said they will invest in especially Agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and in power generation.

“In attendance at the climax meeting to support the Governor included the Zamfara State First Lady, Her Excellency, Hajiya Aisha Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the Head of Service Alhaji Kabir Balarabe Sardaunan Dan Isa, the Honourable Commissioner of Environment and Solid Minerals Dr Nura Isah Gusau the Governor’s Special Assistant on Special Assignments, Alhaji Bashir Hadejia and the Deputy Ambassador of Nigerian Embassy in China,” the statement said.

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