Gov. Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi has commended his predecessor, Alhaji Adamu Aliero, on the establishment of the Labana Rice mill, saying it was capable of providing jobs for the citizenry.
The Governor's remarks are contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mua'azu, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
Dakingari lauded his predecessor when the duo inspected the Labana Rice mill located in Harawa, which is on the outskirts of Birnin Kebbi town.
He said the Rice Mill was capable of boosting the state government's efforts at job creation and reduction of poverty.
"I am impressed with the level of work at the mill and l urge that the owner assist my administration in employing youths.
"I appeal to individuals and large-scale farmers to assist in the establishment of small and medium industries to support the government efforts in job and wealth creation."
Aliero, who is also a former Minister of the FCT, told the governor that the mill had the potential to produce rice that was comparable to international standards "in terms of quality and affordability."
In a related development, Dakingari and Aliero also inspected the on-going N3.4 billion Birnin Kebbi to Makera road project as well as the Doctors quarters at the 200 Bed capacity Hospital, which is under construction. (NAN)