His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has assured the international Community of the readiness of the Nasarawa state Government to provide any needed assistance to prospective investors willing to invest in Nasarawa state.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received His Excellency the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright who led a British delegation on a visit to the Government House Lafia.
Governor, spoke on the commercial collaborations the state was ready on which included Agriculture which thrives well in the climate of the state, Solid minerals which the state had over 60 types of mineral and lastly real estate which would be available between the corridor of the FCT where the state has 13000 hectares which would be made into 29 districts which would be available for investment.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of the British Government through collaborating agencies for adding value to the state through projects carried out within the state. Making it known that the government was ready to assist serious investors with incentives in certain areas such as tax holidays.
He explained the state government efforts towards providing education to the very vulnerable of society through the construction of Special Schools that would cater for the blind, deaf, physically challenged and Down syndrome, where they would be educated from kindergarten to Senior Secondary School for free.
Gov. Almakura further explained that the state’s efforts in improving the Primary Health Care System of the state through consolidated efforts and partnership with the World Bank and to set up a preventive care system that would be used for trouble shooting infections.
Speaking earlier the British High Commissioner His Excellency Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright said it was honour to be Nasarawa state and was happy with the reception he received from the people of the state.
Mr. Arkright said he was here to listen and understand the challenges and opportunities in Nasarawa State , stating that he would do more to foster the relationship between the state and the British Government , stating that the future was about opportunity , jobs for the youth, education , ensuring that women and girls are empowered .
He said that he had spoken with Gov. Almakura about areas like agriculture, mining, mass housing, infrastructure where British companies have expertise in and could come engage and look at the opportunities to see in what way they can contribute to the economic development of Nasarawa state.
Lastly. he said he was there to also understand the state itself and the politics of the state.
After what the High Commissioner described as a very fruitful discussions , the High Commissioner was dressed in traditional attire and the delegation were treated to a display of the states solid minerals and agricultural produce followed by a visit to the Comprehensive Special School Lafia.