By Our Reporter. Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State has reaffirmed his administration’s mission to industrialize Nasarawa State through building enduring systems and business models that will tackle the root causes of poverty in the state.
Governor Sule made this remarks when he held an audience with the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed in New York.
According to Press statement issued by DG Media and strategy office of the governor, Mallam Yakubu Lamai stressed that governor Sule’s cardinal goal as a Governor, is to move Nasarawa State to an enviable height, assuring that he will make the state amongst the top three most competitive states in Nigeria by 2023. The statement explained that it was with this objectives in mind that that Governor Sule conceived a bold, untested and futuristic document called NEDS: (‘Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy) While he sought for 15 through-bred global economic players and conscripted them into a think tank called Nasarawa State Economic and Investment Advisory Council, which he has tasked with the singular mission to bring to bear their wealth of experience and ginger the implementation of Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) as a pathway to unlock all constraints which may have hitherto hindered the inflow of investments into Nasarawa State in the past.
On her part, the UN Deputy Secretary General commended the governor noting that Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule has exhibited futuristic vision and unfettered political will, as well as a modern approach to governance which is in sync with the global clarion call for governments especially in Africa to promote a start-up culture among young Africans.
Amina Mohammed said the decision by Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule to focus on industrialization on the basis of NEDS: (Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy) is intelligent and timely, and will lead to concrete economic transformation in Nasarawa State.