Jigawa state governor Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar said his seven-year rule in the state has increased the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) from N1.1 trillion to N2.26 trillion.
The governor made the disclosure in a statement issued, signed and made available to Tribune Online in Dutse, the state capital, by the governor’s special adviser for media and publicity, Alhaji Habibu Nuhu Kila as part of the 31-year anniversary. of the state.
According to the statement, “the governor took the state’s GDP at N1.1 trillion in 2015. Now, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, a recent report indicated that the state’s current GDP is N2.26 trillion”.
The statement added that Alhaji Badaru Abubakar expressed satisfaction with how the state has changed significantly and gradually in all sectors of human endeavour.
The statement further stated that the development achieved in terms of both economic and social development has undergone a significant and positive transformation, especially in agriculture, water and sanitation, trade and industry and many other areas of human endeavour.
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Governor Abubakar claimed that “our government had worked diligently to maintain the pace of ongoing transformations, particularly in providing infrastructure for economic development, sustainable human capital development and, most importantly, pursuing agricultural transformation as a means of diversifying the economy of the state and a means of sustainable livelihood for the people.”
He applauded the contribution of the former military administrators and civilian governors and recognized the paternal advice and guidance of the traditional leaders in the development of the state.