*says state has highest diamond deposit
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduba
Zamfara State stands out not only in the country, but in the entire Africa as having an endowment of the highest quality of diamonds.
Governor of the state, Dr. Mohammed Bello Matawalle expressed this during the press briefing as part of activities to mark Zamfara Special Day at the 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair on Saturday.
“We have the highest deposit of diamonds in Zamfara State amongst other endowments that makes the state an investors delight,” he said.
Represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Honourable Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda, he said that in view of that, the state government has embarked on an aggressive Infrastructural development of the state.
“In terms of Infrastructural development, Zamfara State Governor is doing a lot and by the time they are done, several investors will flood the state. One of such is the International Airport, which we are taking time to build to ensure it is one of the best,” he said.
On insecurity, he explained that although the administration inherited crisis between herdsmen and farmers, they have been able to curtail it.
“We are living in peace in Zamfara and we have never had any incidence of Boko Haram in the state.
“What we experienced was farmers/herders clashes which we inherited but now been solved and Zamfara is the most peaceful State in Nigeria,” he said.