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Borno explores Pakistan partnership

02 September 2013, 07:32Emeka Adebanji

Abuja - The Borno State expressed willingness to partner with firms from Pakistan to enhance economic growth.

State Governor Alhaji Kashim Shettima, said this following a tour by a business delegation from the Asian country.

Nigeria's High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi, led the tour.

Shettima said areas of interest included agricultural equipment, pharmaceuticals and sports, among others.

He said the Pakistani delegation had pledged to provide the state with agricultural equipment that will improve the sector.

Among the equipment are sprinkler machines for an irrigation programme that has already commenced in some parts of the state.

Shettima added that efforts were being made by the state government to create job opportunities to curb and control violence among the youth.

He argued that the current religious problems in the state were caused by joblessness, redundancy and poverty.

Borno is one the states worst affected by the terrorism crisis blamed on the Boko Haram sect.

"No effort will be spared in addressing the issue of unemployment," Shettima said.

- CAJ News


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