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April 17, 2024

Plateau to Commence Export of Agricultural Products 

Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang has announced that his official trip to Paris has given the state an opportunity to showcase its agricultural products to potential export markets.

Governor Mutfwang shared this during an interview with journalists at the Yakubu Gowon Airport Heipang, Jos, following his arrival from Paris.

He stated that his administration was working tirelessly to begin the exportation of various agricultural products, which the state holds a competitive advantage with, with a goal to ensure food security and enhance economic development. 

According to him, the income generated from the oil sector is no longer sufficient. Therefore, the state would need to diversify the economy through the exportation of agricultural commodities.

He expressed optimism that Plateau State would soon become one of the major exporters of agricultural products in Nigeria. 

He stressed the need for farmers to acquire knowledge and experience in order to enhance local agricultural capacity. 

“By the grace of God, Plateau will be among the leading states in Nigeria with the capacity to export agricultural products,” Governor Mutfwang said. “This trip has been an eye-opener for us, and we will use the knowledge gained to improve our agricultural capacity at home.”

He also outlined plans to revive flower cultivation, horticulture, and floriculture on the Plateau, stating that these are in high demand globally.

“We can export many things, but we will start with the ones that can give us immediate benefits. One of the things we will revive on the Plateau is the cultivation of flowers, horticulture, and floriculture. This is something that the world is looking for.”

Governor Mutfwang reassured citizens that his administration would implement policies aimed at improving their well-being and living standards.

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