“I am Currently Sponsoring a Bill for the Establishment of National Cashew Production and Research Institute at Idah” – Echocho

Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho with supporters

The Senator Representing Kogi East, Alhaji Jibrin Isah Echocho says he is currently sponsoring a Bill for the establishment of National Cashew Production and Research Institute at Idah.



Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho announced this at a Stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress at Idah.


He said the measure is to enhance the abundant cashew in Igala land thereby boosting it’s production for export.

Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho with supporters
Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho with supporters

The Senator also promised to construct modern lecture theatre at the Federal Polytechnic Idah.


“I will pursue with vigor, the Construction of a Ceramic manufacturing Company in Idah which has been captured in the 2023 Budget if given the mandate for a second term


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“Aquaculture Project of the Federal Government which began at Idah before I assumed Office has not been completed due to poor funding, but upon inquiry, I realized that the Ministry of Science and Technology where the project is domicile has a relatively low budget


“All things being equal, I promise to use some part of my Constituency allowance to ensure its completion” he assured.


While thanking the people of Idah Local Government for their support so far, the Senator emphasized the need for their continued support.


The Senator said during his stewardship, a lot have been done for the area including distribution of 10,000 copies of exercise books, provisions of solar powered boreholes, Training and empowering of youth and women in agriculture with start up capital.

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Others he noted include provision of agricultural equipment including a tractor to encourage mechanized farming to boost the revenue of the Local Government.

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