Bauchi state is set to Beirut to attract investors that will harness the economic potentials and create job opportunities in Bauchi State, a team of Lebanese investors is expected to arrive in the State to prospect for investments opportunities particularly in the tourism, mining and agricultural sectors.
According to the Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar who held series of meetings in Beirut with the Lebanese prime minister and later with the Lebanese ministers of tourism, mining and agriculture as well as members of that country’s chambers of commerce and industries of East and West Beirut said the Lebanese investors and entrepreneurs “many of whom have business interests and relationships with Nigeria spanning over a hundred and fifty years have given their commitments to come over to Bauchi and identify the immediate areas to make investments in by October this year”.
He said “although Lebanon may be a small and poor country, its people are highly industrious, enterprising and resilient. That explains why all over the world Lebanese are known for their huge successful investments and we are partnering with them to boost the opportunities that abound in Bauchi State, mainly to create jobs for our people and improve on our locally generated revenue base”.
The Governor had paid similar trips to the republic of Czechs that saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the State Government and a Czech republic’s University of Science and Technology for resuscitating education in the State which has gone comatose, especially at the University level. The memorandum targets the establishment of faculty of tropical agriculture in the Jama’are campus of the Bauchi State University.
The State Government had also signed a memorandum of understanding with Zling Zoo in Czechs republic on the improvement of Yankari Games Reserve in order to improve the tourism industry in Bauchi State. As a result of the memorandum of understanding, the Czechs have already started construction of roads and other infrastructure in the Yankari Games Reserves.
Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar had similarly during a recent state visit to China signed an agreement with Startimes on how to make the Bauchi State-owned Bauchi Radio Corporation and Bauchi State Television meet the 2017 digitization target and wooed prospective investors that are expected to be in the State to perfect their investment plans in agriculture, tourism and mineral exploration.
Since assuming office, the Governor had visited Lebanon, China and Czechs republic with the sole aim of finding solutions to some of the problems affecting the major areas of priority he identified as cornerstone of his administration. “Apart from ensuring the security of all the people of the State, I want to focus my attention on shifting attention to none-oil sources of revenue and creating jobs to the unemployed youth of Bauchi State”, the Governor assured.