Concerted efforts by the Kwara State Government to transform the state into an agriculture city continues to yield fruits as the State of Israel has pledged to collaborate with it to ensure the success of the agriculture project.
This pledge was made by the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Moshe Ram, during a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, in Ilorin.
The Ambassador, who expressed optimism about the readiness of Kwara State to leverage on the success of the Shonga experience, said Israel is prepared to collaborate with the state in the areas of agriculture and security.
He said the state could tap from the Israeli experience to promote economic activities between Kwara and Israel.
The Israeli Ambassador, who also presented a proposal to the governor for consideration, said the state government is invited to attend the agricultural exhibition taking place in Israel in May this year.
Responding, Ahmed reiterated his administration’s commitment to turning around the agricultural fortunes of the state.
“This is one area where we have comparative advantage. We have the soil and we have the climate. We also have the people who are deeply committed to agriculture,” the governor reaffirmed.