By Tom Garba, Yola – Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. A.R Ghanashiyam said investors from India intends to visit Adamawa state to invest and tap from the vast human and mineral potentials of the state as well as other areas of collaboration would be explored for the benefit of both countries.
Mr. Ghanashiyam said President Muhammadu Buhari would be visiting India soon to lay the foundation for collaboration between the two countries pointing out that recently more than two hundred and fifty Indian investors were in Nigeria to seek areas of investment.
Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has earlier reiterated the determination of the state government to partner with Indian businessmen to enhance development in areas of agriculture and education.
The Governor, who stated this while receiving Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria in his office at Government House in Yola, explained that India and Adamawa state share common areas of interest noting that if indigenes of the state are provided with scholarship, it will assist in vital critical areas such as medicine and engineering among others.
He noted with dismay how more than two billion naira is expended yearly for treatment by Nigerians in India and urged for greater synergy between the two countries.
He narrated that poverty and unemployment has been the major challenge but pledged that efforts would be enhance to create jobs for the people.
Also speaking the state Commissioner of Agriculture, Ahmadu Waziri said Adamawa is a state where Indian invested heavily and cited Afcot among other companies.
According to him, the state is endowed with both human and mineral resources that could be top by Indian Investors.