Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi A Sule has promised to tackle poverty in the State.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Director General, Strategic Communications and Press Affairs to the Governor in Lafia.
According to the press release, Governor Sule said that by 2023, Nasarawa State would become one of the top three competitive states in Nigeria.
The Governor said that his administration was going to introduce a business model that would tackle the root causes of poverty in the state.
These, according to the press release, were the Governor’s comments when he held an exploratory discussion with the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed in New York where the attended the recently concluded UN General Assembly.
In the statement, the governor however reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to industrialize Nasarawa State, which is the fulcrum of his administration’s mission and goal.
According to the statement, “the basis of building enduring systems and business models that will tackle the root causes of poverty in the state is underway”.
Its stated that his aim as the Governor was to project the State “to become one of the top three most competitive states in Nigeria by 2023. Which is why he conceived a bold, untested and futuristic document called NEDS: Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy.
“And then he sought 15 through-bred global economic players and conscripted them into a think tank called Nasarawa State Economic and Investment Advisory Council, which he tasked 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.”
The statement however quoted the UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed as commending the governor for exhibiting a futuristic vision and unfettered political will in the state.
She said, the modern approach to governance which is in sync with the global call for governments especially in Africa to promote a start-up culture among young Africans.
Mohammed said the decision of Govenor Sule to focus on industrialization on the basis of NEDS: (Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy) is intelligent and timely.
She expressed hope that the work by the team will lead to concrete economic transformation in Nasarawa State.