Vala disclosed this on Wednesday during a visit by students of Government Secondary School Zuturung Kari, Zangon Kataf, to the rubber plantations and nurseries in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
“It is now evident that high quality natural rubber is now being produced in Kaduna, Adamawa and Taraba.
The official said the growth of rubber trees in Manchok began eight years ago, and tapping and putting the raw material into proper use had already commenced.
He called on Nigerians, particularly residents of the three states to venture into rubber farming, adding that it has the huge economic potentials to take the country and individuals out of poverty.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visiting students were taken round the plantations to inspect facilities at the institute, among other activities.