Sen. AdamuAliero, representing Kebbi Central recently commended the Federal Government for pledging to release N60 billion in 2016, as part of efforts to revitalise cotton production in the country.
Aliero who gave the commendation in an interview with newsmen in BirninKebbi, after he had a closed-door meeting with Gov. AtikuBagudu, stated the decision to release the fund to the Cotton belt areas, which include Kano, Zamfara, Katsina and Gombe states, would boost efforts to revive the textile industry and diversify the economy.
He urged the citizens to embrace farming for a living, stressing that 80 per cent of residents in the North engaged in agricultural production.
According to him, the diversification of the economy, through agriculture, would enhance revenue generation, adding that agriculture had the potential to reduce unemployment, generate revenue and boost the economy.