In his bid to reposition the state for
Speaking during his business trip to South Africa, the Governor, said that since his assumption of office, he deliberately took some measures in line with his Five-Point Policy Thrust, which has demystified the said mysteries, thus paving the way for him to reposition the state for genuine economic growth and progress.
In a statement signed by the Governor's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, the Governor says the giant strides currently made by his government is a sign that it is on the right path.
"In the area of education, for instance, the Plateau State University, Bokkos, which was rendered comatose for 10 years since its establishment without graduating students, we took the bull by the horns and did the needful and now the university's first convocation ceremony will take place in November this year."
While addressing the business community, investors, policy makers and some Nigerians residing in South Africa, Lalong explained further:
"We reinstated a former Vice Chancellor of the State university who was wrongly sacked by the last administration; we reconstituted the university's Governing Board, now chaired by former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega;
Right now, 17 courses of the university have been accredited, with more courses being considered for further accreditation, while other institutions of higher learning are being funded and catered for within the confines of our limited recession resources.
The mysteries retarding the state's progress have been or are being removed. We have signed a MoU with the Chinese for power generation under Public-Private-Partnership, PPP, in addition to the Panyam Solar Power Project, while we have also engaged NESCO in negotiations to boost power supply," the Governor said.
Lalong has also called on investors to come and invest massively in the state's tourism sector which will have a positive massive multiplier effect on Plateau State's economy, stressing that, the state needs 5-Star Hotels in Jos and that investors should grab the opportunity to tap into the sector.