Kaduna State Governor,
El-Rufai made this disclosure during his sixth town hall meeting with the people of Kaduna in Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
He revealed how the state school feeding programme, school uniforms, school rehabilitation, toilets constructions, solar boreholes had created jobs for several people in the state.
In his words, “The job impact of ongoing interventions is over 125,000 direct jobs in Kaduna State within less than one year of the APC being in office. The estimates of these include: School feeding programme: at least 85,000 jobs, including the vendors, their staff and supervisors. School uniforms:11,100 jobs, rehabilitation of schools:7,542 jobs, construction of toilets:6,285 jobs, solar boreholes: 5,028 jobs, KASTELEA:2,550 jobs, waste collection:6,700 jobs, Science and Maths teachers: 2,300 jobs.”
Meanwhile, the governor has disclosed that the state government is in talks with Dangote and Olam for integrated tomato agro-industrial projects around Galma Dam.
He said Olam has also decided to build the largest poultry and feed-mill facility in Sub- Saharan Africa in the state.
He further added that Stallion Group will build a 10,000-hectare rice farm and mill in Kaduna to reduce the dependence on imported rice.