By Muhammad Maitela, Damaturu
Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and the Qatar Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ali Ghanem Alhajri, today deliberated on issues of mutual interest between the state and the Qatari government.
This was containd in a Press Release signed by Mamman Mohammed, Gov. Buni’s Director General for Press and Media Affairs, said the
Governor informed the ambassador that Yobe state is a leading state in production of Sesame seeds, Gum Arabic and livestock.
According to the governor, “Yobe state has large quantities of Sesame seeds, Gum Arabic and Livestock, suitable for international trade.
“The completion and commissioning of the international Cargo airport in Damaturu, will support international trade between Qatar and the North eastern states.
“Yobe state is a potential hub for international commodity trading between the North East sub region and foreign countries” Governor Buni said.
The governor called on the embassy to sensitise its business community on the potentials abound in the state.
“My administration is ready to explore and exploit more opportunities for partnership between Yobe state and the government of Qatar.
He commended the Qatari government for the support extended to the people of state to fast track the recovery programme from the security challenges.
The Qatari ambassador Dr. Ali Ghanem Alhajri, said he would soon embark on economic tour of Yobe state to assess and explore the economic potential in the state for trade.
The ambassador said the Qatar is willing to look at areas of partnership with Yobe state government to boost trade and improve its support to the state.
Dr Ali commended Governor Buni for the completion and commissioning of the Yobe International Cargo Airport, saying that would boost trade and tourism for economic growth of the state.
The ambassador commended the Government and people of Yobe state for their resilience and commitment to the recovery process and now emerging strong out of the protracted security challenge.