Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has restated the commitment of his administration to industrialise the state.
Sule made this known when he presented a copy of the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy to the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA in New York.
In a statement on Sunday by Yakubu Lamai, Director General, Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor, Sule informed the UN deputy scribe of his goal to create self-sustaining business models aimed at alleviating poverty across the state.
According to the statement, the Nasarawa State governor told Mohammed of government’s determination to make the state one of the top three most competitive states in Nigeria by 2023. He explained why his administration had formulated NEDS, as well as inaugurating the 15-man state economic advisory council as vehicles for actualising this objective.
Responding, Mohammed commended the governor for embarking on a project that was in line with global trend, the need for governments in Africa to encourage a start-up culture, especially among youths, in order to create wealth.
The UN deputy scribe extolled the governor’s decision to put NEDS in place, saying the move was not only timely but would ensure the economic transformation of Nasarawa State.