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April 17, 2024

Nasarawa to Drive Economic Growth Through Agriculture

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has unveiled an ambitious agenda aimed at driving economic growth and diversification through agriculture, mining, and energy sectors. 

Speaking on Channels Television’s political program, Governor Sule emphasized the state’s commitment to reducing reliance on federal allocations by harnessing the potential of these key industries.

Highlighting the state’s agricultural prowess, Governor Sule showcased Nasarawa’s significant contributions to crop production, including being the top producer of sesame and ranking high in rice, yam, and cassava production nationally.

He outlined plans to engage youths in mechanized agriculture to enhance food production and create job opportunities, along with initiatives to provide tractors to farmers through leasing arrangements.

Governor Sule also underscored the untapped potential of the mining sector, citing the establishment of a lithium processing plant in collaboration with Chinese companies as a transformative initiative. 

He expressed confidence in Nasarawa’s ability to leverage mining resources for economic growth and foreign exchange earnings.

Additionally, Governor Sule hinted at the prospect of oil and gas exploration in the state, signalling readiness to capitalize on future opportunities in this sector. 

While acknowledging ongoing exploration efforts, he emphasized the need for patience as Nasarawa prepares for potential involvement in the oil and gas industry.

However, Governor Sule’s comprehensive strategy aims to position Nasarawa State as a dynamic hub for agricultural production, mineral resource exploitation, and energy development, signalling a bold step towards sustainable economic transformation.

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