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    Jigawa launches Hibiscus processing firm to ease exportation

    The Jigawa state government, in partnership with a private firm; COMTTRA-X Nigeria Limited, has launched a Hibiscus storage and processing facility to boost the exportation of the product globally.

    The facility was constructed at the Maigatari International Market, in Maigatari local government area of the state.

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    Speaking while commissioning the market, the state governor, Alhaji Umar Namadi, explained that the processing facility would serve as a game-changer, as it would not only enhance production but also transform Jigawa state into a leading center for Hibiscus exportation.

    The governor added that the state would serve as a hub for cleaning and fumigation of the product and other profitable crops to meet international standards.

    Furthermore, Governor Namadi said, “Aside from the export potentials, the facility would add value to the product, enabling farmers to get optimum value for their crops. This would help them earn more from exporting the product.”

    Managing Director of the company, Muhammad Gambo Ahmad, said the rationale behind establishing the facility in the state is that Jigawa is number one in terms of Hibiscus farming in the state.

    He stated that Jigawa state was the leading state in Hibiscus farming, and the project could not be executed in any other state that Jigawa.

    “The company decided to come close to the farmers to train them on the process of Hibiscus farming. This would provide the opportunity to buy from them and establish processing areas near the farmers so that they could benefit more.

    “The company would provide the necessary plans to pave the way for having exporting quantities of Hibiscus. The facility would also provide the room for third parties willing to bring their reaped hibiscus for processing and exporting,” he said.



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