In a move that has left many scratching their heads, the Niger State government has announced its intention to ban the exportation of unprocessed shea nuts. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello dropped this bombshell during a retreat organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) in Minna.


The governor revealed that this decision was reached during a state executive council meeting with the aim of adding value to the shea nuts and ultimately increasing revenue generation. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye, Governor Bello emphasized the need for strategic policies that would support women entrepreneurs, leaving everyone wondering what wacky ideas might be in store.


But fear not, dear entrepreneurs! Governor Bello assured NAWE of his unwavering support and even promised to brief the incoming governor on their activities. He’s even planning an exclusive meeting between the next governor and the association’s executives. It seems like Niger State is in for a wild ride of entrepreneurial endeavors.


NAWE’s National President, Erelu Barr. Vera Ndanusa, couldn’t help but praise the governor’s commitment and passion. She described him as “a man of his words” who has consistently supported the association. According to Ndanusa, Governor Bello’s determination to lift families out of poverty is truly commendable. Let’s hope his successor shares the same enthusiasm for this wacky ban.


With this bold move, Niger State is set to shake up the shea nuts industry and ensure that every opportunity is maximized for the benefit of all. The retreat organized by NAWE is just the beginning of their exciting journey, and they’re urged to seize every opportunity that comes their way.


As the state prepares for the transition to the next administration, one thing is for certain: Governor Bello’s leadership and the ban on unprocessed shea nuts will be remembered for years to come. Let’s hope the next governor is ready to continue the hilarious and lucrative legacy.