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INVESTMENT


Economy

Investment opportunities today abound based on the agricultural potentials of Kuteb land as a result of Good Natural and environmental conditions. The Kutebs up to the 19th century are all agrarians and hunters who produced enough food for their domestic consumption and those a family could batter (sell) out for other items. They also had enough they gave out to the persons who wondered into Kutebland before such wonderers settled down to normal life among or near Kutebland. Kutebs were known for the production of guinea corn, maize, beniseed, cassava, and palm-wine, fruits such as mango, orange, guava etc are in commercial quantities. Hawking in cults was also a lucrative business for the Kuteb Man.
Modern large-scale technology processing industries can be established to process fruit juice and flour as the raw materials for these commodities are readily available; already there are mini corn and rice processing industries.

The attitude of hospitality endeared the Kutebs to the Tiv, Kpanzon, and Ichen such that there were cordial relations that led to mutual protection and the seeing of each other as brothers. However, the Kuteb surplus food and hospitality became a source of worry to the Kutebs, Tiv, Ichen, Kpanzon and the Wapan-Jukuns especially those who fell victim to kidnappings and extortions executed by the Tikari who came in from the Cameroon as from the 1830s and wondered all over the lower Middle Belt region.
This wandering had some economic importance.
  1. It boosted slave trade, and encouraged some social, economic and political adjustment initiative.
  2. Kutebs reduced their attitude of hospitality and made it impossible for any group with invading tendency to control them.
  3. The Kutebs learned to pay taxes to only the appropriate authorities.


Raw Materials

The following raw materials are available in commercial quantity:

Sugarcane, Oil palm, Cocoyam, Yam, Beniseed, Coconut & Cassava.
Fruits,
Mango,Oranges,Cashew,Guava,Plantain and Banana.