• Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Commerce commissioner highlights Plateau’s economic progress

Hon. Musa Sule

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Musa Sule has unveiled the remarkable achievements of his Ministry. It was in continuation of the 2024 ministerial briefing organised by the Plateau State Ministry of Information.

Notable among these milestones was the ministerial visit to the Plateau DUNCAN Fertilizer Blending Plant in Larwin, Barkin Ladi, where they actively participated in the launch of assorted fertilizers and the official opening of the plant.

Furthermore, the Commissioner highlighted the visits to key industrial sites such as the Cassava Processing Plant in Gakok-Kuru, Jos, and the premises of Jos International Brewery PLC, underscoring the Ministry’s commitment to promoting diverse sectors of the economy.

The Commissioner emphasized the importance of fostering partnerships and collaboration, as evidenced by the interactive sessions held with officials and members of the Farmers Association, Bank of Industry (BOI), aimed at energising the promotion of export crops and enhancing agricultural productivity.

Moreover, the Ministry’s active participation in events like the Kastina International Trade Fair in February 2024 showcased Plateau’s economic potential and attracted investment opportunities to the state.

Looking ahead, Sule outlined plans and initiatives, including the establishment of a Potato Processing Plant at Gakok-Kuru and the relocation of the Cassava Processing Plant to the Southern zone, following approval by the immediate past government.

The Commissioner also underscored the importance of supporting cooperative societies and creating a databank for investment and industrial potentials, demonstrating the Ministry’s commitment to inclusive economic growth.

He reiterated the Ministry’s unwavering commitment to driving economic growth, fostering industrial development, and creating a conducive business environment on the Plateau. The Ministry looks forward to continued collaboration and support from stakeholders in achieving its objectives.

“The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has achieved significant milestones, including a ministerial visit to Plateau DUNCAN Fertilizer Blending Plant, Larwin, B/ladi, participated in the launching of assorted fertilizer/ official opening of the DUNCAN Fertilizer blending plant. Ministerial visit to the earlier established Cassava Processing Plant, Gakok- Kuru, Jos in South LGA.

Ministerial visit to the premises of Jos International Brewery PLC where the equipment for the Cassava Processing Plant, Kuru were kept.

“The Ministry together with Consultants undertook a visit to the proposed site for the International Market around Police Staff College Zawan and another site along Kuru and Foron junction. Para-metre survey was done. The land is covering 69.5 Hectres,” the commissioner said.

Other ministries that outlined their achievements during the briefing include Lands and Survey, Works, Transport and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.