Plateau To Commence Potato Export Next Year
Plateau state is keeping its sights on the agro-dollars.
By 2019, the state plans to begin potato export.
Apparently, besides tourism, the state also has an abundance of Irish potatoes and the state’s governor, Simon Lalong is hoping the move would help boost the state’s revenue.
Lalong told newsmen in Jos on Sunday that exporting the commodity implied generating revenue to provide more development projects and employment opportunities for the youth.
Speaking on the Jos Carnival, which ended on Saturday, Lalong said that the fiesta did not only reposition Plateau as a holiday destination in Nigeria and beyond, but also showcased the agricultural prowess of the state to investors.
He said the state would continue to train youth engaged during the street parade and other events of the carnival.
According to him, such a move will develop their artistic talents and create platforms to showcase their talents for more engagement in the entertainment industry.
The Governor also called for peace as he described it as the only criterion to fast-track development and foster unity amongst different ethnic and religious groups in the State.
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