Nasarawa government proffers solution against recession
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, said his administration has designed a “pragmatic action” to save the state from the present economic recession.
The governor said the challenges the nation is facing on account of recession required a pragmatic approach, by adopting strategies that involve engaging meaningfully with the private sector.
Governor Al-Makura disclosed this at the weekend in Lafia during a media chat to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of the State.
“This is why we have embarked on measures and actions that will open up new opportunities. In the last few years, we have concentrated on building roads and markets to facilitate an effective environment for economic enhancement.”
He added that “we have identified our potential in housing and agriculture and we are partnering with the private sector both domestic and foreign investors to develop our housing and agricultural sector to boost the revenue base of the state.”
The governor also disclosed that the State Government has entered into partnership with Olam farms and Dangote to develop the agricultural, mineral and power sectors in the state.
He said the development of these sectors will aid the diversification of the state economy.
Al-Makura further regretted that the huge mineral potential of the state were yet to be harnessed, saying there were lots of opportunities in the solid minerals sector in which the value chain can cater for the whole country.