Alhaji ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO, an illustrious economist and industrious leader who served as the Commissioner for Investments, Commerce and Cooperatives, and currently serves as the Governor of Niger State. His vision for the state is to strengthen its economy and engender prosperity, peace and security through investments in key sectors. His primary focus is on investing heavily in the Agricultural sector, by increasing agricultural productivity through provision of modern agricultural infrastructure and distribution of improved planting materials, provision of agricultural research and extension services, monitoring and evaluating the impact of the project activities and capacity building of rural institutions through linkage to credit intuitions, farm input supply and agricultural markets. Ultimately, he is charting a sound socio-economic course that will increase the state's GDP, decrease poverty levels in the state, and increase the quality of life of Niger State residents, especially its teeming Youth.
- Niger State possesses fertile land as a cherished asset and the potentials are yet to be fully explored. The even climate, rich annual rainfall and availability of wide variety of mineral and agricultural resources all attest to the economic potential of the state.
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- Being largely an agrarian State, Niger can support a large variety of agro-allied industries.