Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has partnered with a group of Qatari investors to establish a cement company and a meat processing factory in the state.
The governor disclosed this during a meeting in Abuja with the head of Ooredoo Qatar, Sheikh Saoud Bin Nasser al-Than, who was represented by Sheikh Bader al-Hajeri.
During the meeting, Mr Buni explained the investment opportunities in Yobe.
“With a new cargo airport about to be completed, we can harness the vast livestock resources in Yobe State to export processed meat directly to Qatar and the rest of the Middle East”, the governor said.
Mr Buni also harped on the need to set up a cement factory in Yobe, saying there is increasing demand for cement in the North East which is not met by the only cement factory in the region, Ashaka Cement.
He said that this partnership would be a win-win for both sides and would enable his administration to provide more jobs for the people of the state.
In his remark, Mr al-Hajeri, who extended an invitation to the governor to visit Qatar so that they could sign an agreement on the proposed partnership, said his investment group would work with the state in two key areas.
“We are looking to host you in Qatar. We are also going to visit your state so that we can reach a point of agreement about our partnership,” he said.