Plateau Enjoys Numerous Opportunities In Agriculture From Foreign, Local Investors

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Yakubu Busari

 

The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has said that the state had numerous opportunities for foreign and local investors to benefit drive in Agricultural Sectors in Nigeria.

 

In his statement signed by the commissioner for information and communication, Hon. Yakubu  Dati on Tuesday  in Jos.

 

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Governor Lalong who is part of President Muhammad Buhari’s engagement with US President Donald Trump and the business community there told a gathering of agricultural investors that Plateau’s temperate weather gives it advantage in all year agricultural production.

 

He said the state is suitable for the production of exotic crops, assorted grains, livestock & Irish potatoes among others.

 

The Governor explained that the areas of investment in agriculture include dairy products, juice making, storage and processing of farm produce.

 

He said his administration has created the enabling environment for business to thrive through the establishment of a one – stop shop and easy access to land.

 

Governor Lalong added that the Federal Government has  designated the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos, as a Cargo Airport, to facilitate the exports of perisheable produce abundant in the State.

 

He added that the Inland container depot is being constructed near the airport to support the transportation of agricultural produce and other goods and services.

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