Kano : Gov Yusuf Mulls Partnership with Netherlands Govt on Food Security, Climate Change

Kano: Gov. Yusuf Mulls Partnership with Netherlands Government on Food Security, Climate Change

Kano state governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has sought for a diplomatic support of the Kingdom of Netherlands to accelerate agricultural production and mitigation on the impact of climate change in the state.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf disclosed the proposed diplomatic synergy with the Dutch government on Tuesday when he played host to Ms Eva De Wit, First Secretary Migration at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Nigeria.

A statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor, said Governor Yusuf emphasized the impact driven landmark the Kingdom has recorded on agriculture and climate change in Europe.

According to the release, Governor Yusuf who was passionate with the astronomical rate of agricultural development in Netherlands, expressed his administration’s willingness to cement partnership for replication of the recipe in Kano.

Yusuf has taken the opportunity of the diplomatic visit to roll out some of the initiative anchored by his administration to refocus the productivity of youth population in Kano and food security.

While intimating the Dutch delegation the level of devastating indices of drug abuse inherited from the immediate past administration, Governor Yusuf said 24 skill acquisition centres have been reopened to gainfully empower the youth.

Yusuf added that his government has also reformed and rehabilitated about 713 youth who engaged themselves in thuggery activities through concerted collaboration with the Nigerian Police to curb restiveness in the state.

On her part, Ms De Wit who was also accompanied by the Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Mr. Laurent De Boeck pledged to collaborate with Kano state government in the areas of youth empowerment, food security and climate change.


Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano

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