The Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government, Hon Shehu Bala Usman, has received facility, on Plateau State Potato Value Chain and rural infrastructure Market and diffuse light stores in the area.
Usman expressed gratitude to the Management of State Project Coordinator Thomas Moupshin for developing programs and policies that can revamp the agricultural sector in the state.
According to Bala the infrastructure will not only increase productivity and income to farmers but will also enhance revenue for the Local Government and State.
The Chairman made this disclosure in a press statement duly signed by Mr. Philip Eplong, the Senior Information Officer to the Chairman in Jos.
Shehu Usman noted that the Rural infrastructure Market and diffuse light stores are aimed at increasing on a sustainable GDP to the people of plateau state during the COVID-19 pandemic small income for farmers in a rural community to improve their entrepreneurship.
He stated that engage in the production, processing, storage, and marketing of potato is one of the major priorities of his administration.
He noted that the Market Management Committee has been inaugurated to oversee the day to day running of the facility.
Usman reiterated the desire of his administration to ensure equitable allocation of the shops to citizens of the area irrespective of any difference in accordance with the purpose of establishing the Market.
He then pledged the council’s support at all times.
Usman commended Governor Simon Lalong for paying the state’s counterpart funds in full to the African Development Bank for the State Potato Value Chain support project.
While taking the Chairman and Management of Jos North Local Government round the facility, the project Engineer Mrs. Esther Ago explained that some of the infrastructure put in place in the area by the potato value project include Fifty open and Eleven lock-up shops, with toilet facilities as well as a befitting fence and gate.
The Chairman represented by the Councilor representing Rigiza Targwong ward Abubakar Naraguta said the potato value chain support project will not only bring agricultural revolution to the Council but will also turn around its economy and enhance rural transformation.
State Project Coordinator Thomas Muopshin made the disclosure while handing over the Rural infrastructure Market and diffuse light stores at kunga to the Authority of Jos North Local Government at the ceremony in Jos.
While handing over the facility to showered accolades on the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North for demonstrating his commitment through the payment of counterpart funds for the project.