Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, on Monday, inspected a 50-meter-high flagpole, said to be the tallest in Nigeria.
The 50-meter-high-pole is situated in Malam Alu Integrated Agro and Allied farm complex in Birnin-Kudu LGA in Jigawa state.
The minister said the initiator of the project, Farouk Adamu, former minority leader in the house of representatives, “used one stone to kill two birds” by showcasing successes in agriculture and tourism.
“He is not only showcasing success in agriculture, he is also helping to make Jigawa a choice destination for tourists by erecting the tallest Nigerian flagpole in the country,” he said.
“This is good thinking for which I commend him.”
The minister added that the fact that the state government had succeeded in making Jigawa one of the most peaceful states in the country, showed monumental achievement spanning agriculture, tourism and security.
On his part, Aliyu said the flag erected in the complex was to attract local and international tourists to the farm complex and the state.