The Governor of Kwara State, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and his Benue State counterpart Samuel Ortom on Tuesday held a meeting with French Minister for Agriculture Didier Guillaume in Paris, at the French capital, where they discussed areas of collaboration and mutual benefits.
AbdulRazaq and Ortom led the Nigerian delegation to the meeting, joined by Nigeria’s Ambassador to France Modupe Irele, while Guillaume led a team from the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
The bilateral meeting centred on how the Nigerian states can attract investments and tap from technical know-how of the French in agro-processing technologies, among other areas of collaboration.
Benue and Kwara, both in the north central, are adjudged among Nigeria’s brightest spots for fertile land and large scale farming.
Kwara is planning heavy investments in agriculture, particularly sugarcane value chain and agroprocessing, with AbdulRazaq working hard to strengthen basic infrastructure and open up Kwara to attract investments to the state’s agricultural belt.