The Kebbi State Government on Monday said it would construct an international onion market at Aliero Local Government area of the state.
Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, quoted the governor as making the promise during a visit to Aliero on Monday.
He said the governor, who addressed onion farmers and marketers at the onion market in Aliero, promised that the international market would be established in the area considering the abundance of the commodity in the area.
“The commodity is being transported to other parts of the country and neighbouring countries of Benin and Niger Republic in commercial quantities,” he said.
Bagudu told the traders that the old onion market would be converted to a motor park to prevent frequent accidents and congestion on the busy Jega-Sokoto highway.
The leader of the onion market, Alhaji Adamu Aliero, said he welcomed the idea and commended the governor for fulfilling his campaign promises.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aliero is one of the largest producers of the onion in the country.