Turkish global firm set to establish tractor assembly plant in Yobe

The company will produce equipment that is suitable for the state topography and climate and the North-East in general.

Turkish global firm, set to establish tractor assembly plant, Yobe
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State

A Turkish firm, Abollo Agricultural Machinery Company, says it is prepared to establish a tractor assembly plant in Yobe.

Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, stated this in a statement issued in Damaturu and made available to newsmen on Friday.

According to the statement, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tevfik Gumus, disclosed this when Buni led a government delegation to the company in Konya, Turkey.

The statement added that the plant would assemble tractors with full compliment of accessories to make farming easy, attractive and profitable in the state.

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“Tevfik promised that the company will produce equipment that is suitable for the state topography and climate and the North-East in general.

“The CEO said the company had been in existence for 40 years and producing equipment suitable to conditions of over 60 countries.

“We provide solutions to agricultural challenges from planting to harvests.

“The company also works on soil preparation and testing, training and equipment.

“Our company is most willing to partner your state to design, manufacture and establish a plant in your state to serve you and other states close to you,” the statement added.

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It also stated that Buni assured the company of his administration’s preparedness to partner with other private investors to provide the necessary incentives to the company.

The statement further stated that the state was committed to developing agriculture to ensure food security and tackle unemployment. The tractor assembly plant is one of the many results of that commitment.

About Yobe

Yobe is a state located in northeastern Nigeria. A mainly agricultural state, it was created on 27 August 1991. Yobe State was carved out of Borno State. The capital of Yobe State is Damaturu, and its largest city by population is Potiskum. While by the largest by land area is Fune, Potiskum Local Government Area is a place of Farmers and marketers, the largest cattle market in Africa is located in Potiskum.