The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in the Labour Force Statistics released this week indicates Kogi State is one of only 9 states out of 36 which recorded a reduction in unemployment and underemployment rates despite a general increase in the overall national rate.
The latest NBS report further showed that the New Direction Agenda of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration is yielding good results.
The establishment of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS), Rice Processing Mill, World Diagnostic Centre and others have created employment for thousands of people.
Apart from that, Governor Yahaya Bello has attracted more investors to Kogi through his business friendly policies, security and diversification of state economy to mining, agribusiness, manufacturing among others.
Findings revealed that three Cassava processing companies recently set up their large capacity factories in Kogi state, thereby creating direct market for farmers, increase their revenue, expand business and encourage youths to embrace farming.
Similarly, the increment in Kogi Internally Generated Revenue from N1billion from N300million monthly. It therefore clear that Governor Yahaya Bello is building sustainable economy for the state his innovative policies.