His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the Government of Nasarawa state to collaborate with the American Embassy in the areas of Special Education, Empowerment, Real Estate and Smart City Advances.
Governor Almakura made this known during a visit by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. William Stuart Symington to the government house Lafia as part of his visit to the state
Governor Almakura spoke on the government desire to run an inclusive government which would carry along all the people especially those with disability, stating that the state had constructed and would soon open the largest comprehensive special school in the country where they were working on collaborations with institutions such as Gallaudet and Perkins to provide quality learning for the disabled .
He spoke on the Governments ongoing plan to set up an institute of technical education that would equip youths with skills to enable them set up small business due to the fact not everyone could get white collar jobs, calling on the United State through its Embassy to collaborate with them as this would reduce youth restiveness .
He appreciated the effort done in Health Care through donor agencies such as World Bank , UNICEF etc which have greatly boosted the Health care system in the state .
Lastly he notified the American Embassy about the state ongoing creation of 29 districts of 300 hecters each, which just a stone throw from the Federal Capital calling for investors to in areas of real estate and smart city advancement that would help develop the area.
Speaking earlier in his very brief remark the visiting Ambassador to United States William Stuart Symington explained that he was happy to be in the state for his first formal visit.
He expressed gratitude to the Government and People of the state for a very beautiful visit see the state through the eyes of the people.
Lastly , he offered to provide his assistance towards enabling Nasarawa state achieve all the good works that Governor Almakura had put forward for the state