The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Katsina State, Dr Dikko Umar Radda has pledged to boost agriculture in Dandume Local Government Area of the state.
He made the pledge while addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters who grace his campaign rally in Dandume, Tuesday.
Part of his plan regarding agriculture in the area is the establishment of an agricultural processing centre.
The Director, Media and Publicity of APC campaign council, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulkadir, stated this in a statement issued Wednesday in Katsina.
Abdulkadir said Radda told the supporters that he was aware that the people of the town were predominantly large scale farmers.
“Radda said establishing a centre to process their products would not only preserve and save them from loss, but would also provide jobs for their unemployed youths.
“He also said that he would reintroduce extension services to enhance their farming activities.
“`The candidate, similarly, noted that what the people needed was mechanized and modern farming methods to boost agricultural activities in the area.
“The APC Katsina governorship candidate also said he would build a bigger hospital for the community,’’ he said