From: Linus Oota, Lafia
The British High Commission in Nigeria says it will partner Nasarawa State Government on mining and agricultural development.
It said the partnership would be done through the commission’s team of business men for the future of the state.
Other areas of the partnership, according to the commission, would include the promotion of Education, youth empowerment among other challenges in the state.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Paul Arkwright, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the Government House, Lafia.
Speaking earlier, Governor Al-Makura expressed his administration’s determination to collaborate with development partners to exploit abundant natural resources that abound in the state.
The governor explained that the state would support any business initiative by investors that would add value to the people of the state, adding that Nasarawa, an agrarian state, was blessed with over 26 different kinds of mineral deposit in vast quantity to be excavated.
According to him, Nasarawa State from Karu Local Government Area is the gate way of the federal capital territory Abuja with over 13,000 hectares of Land.
He said the land was already marked out for estate development and would be an advantage to companies and organisations that may be interested in developing housing estate in other to ease inadequacy in housing for the workforce of the Federal Capital Territory.