Jigawa State Leads in Sesame Seed Production in Africa..

Nigeria is the largest sesame seed producer in Africa, only third in the world and Jigawa state leads in the country, technically making the state the highest producer in the continent.

Jigawa State Gov. Badaru presenting certificate to participants

This was confirmed by the President, National Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria (NSSAN) Alhaji Sheriff Balogun, at a one-day stakeholder consultative forum on Sesame seed industry that took place in Gumel.

According to him, Nigeria produces about 580,000Mt, with the highest quantity coming from Jigawa state and 90% of the sesame is exported.

Alhaji Balogun added that the efforts of the state government under the able leadership of Governor Badaru Abubakar especially the introduction of cluster farming program is what yielded this magnificent result.

The executive Governor Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar while making his own remarks says his administration’s policy is in line with the federal government’s policy of diversification.

The Governor added that he was opportune to be part of the successes recorded in the agricultural sector in the country, especially when the president appointed him to chair the committee on fertilizer initiative, which saw fertilizer prices to become very affordable and helped boost agriculture all over the nation and of course the National Economic Council.


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