The Sokoto Government is to establish a fertiliser, tomatoes and cement companies in the state.
Gov Aminu Tambuwal said this on Saturday in Kaduna while marking the “Sokoto state special day” at the 38th Kaduna International trade fair.
Tambuwal who was represented at the event by the deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, said the gesture will bring about rapid development and would also boost the economy of the state and the nation in general.
“By the end of the first quarter, two of the companies will begin operation,”he said.
He said, the state is also the largest producer of leather, solid minerals, and other precious stones; while most of it remained exploited.
According to him, all machinery have been put in place to reposition and revive collapsed industries in the state.
He said the government is also working with rural farmers in the state to be self sufficient in food production.