Examining the prospects of Date business in Katsina
Date Business is greatly contributing towards improving the Socio Economic Development of People, KTTV reports.
This could be attested to the fact that many Youth in Northern Nigeria have embraced the Business to earn means of livelihood.
It is a Known fact that dates is being used in many occasions in Katsina and other Hausa and Islamic States.
These occasions included naming and Wedding Ceremonies as well as during breakfast especially in the Month of Ramadan.
This is why Katsina became a Centre of Date business thereby producing seventy percent of the Commodity being consumed in Nigeria.
A visit to Katsina Central Masjid indicated that, many Youth have ventured into the business in addition to those hawking along streets.
Apart from selling the raw Seeds, those engaged in the business are also making effort to process the Commodity to stand the taste of time.
The State Chairman of Date Sellers Association Malam Isma’il Ibrahim and the Secretary Malam Mustapha Abdullahi Tudun Wada explained that over five thousand Youth have been engaged into the business in Katsina State.
The Chairman and the Secretary called on the State Government and wealthy individuals to assist them in their effort of establishing Date seed processing Companies.
This according to them will improve the business as well as providing more employment opportunities to Youth.