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We Need investors to engage our indigenes – Nasarawa Gov’t
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Sat, 8 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Nasarawa State Government has said the state needs investors who will provide investments through industries that would engage its indigenes.

The government stated this while commending a mining company, Hasetins Commodities Ltd for constructing roads and digging boreholes to communities within its area of operation.

Governor Abdullahi Sule stated this during the inauguration of the commencement of work on roads and boreholes in Uke, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Kwanta Yakubu, who represented the governor, said the projects being executed for the communities is in line with the state government’s seven-point agenda and President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to touch the lives of rural dwellers.

“I want to commend them because this is the kind of investment and industrialisation that we are looking for; they are not only building facilities, they are engaging about 80 per cent of our indigenes,” he said.

“We will train people, employ and engage them,” he said.

“We will build roads to enable farmers, traders to have access to markets.

“Nigeria has the second lowest life expectancy at 52 years, which is caused by 56 deaths per 1000 births.

This is due to poor drinking water and we will drill boreholes to get clean drinking water to the communities.”

Welcoming the mining firm, the Sarkin Uke, His Highness Ahmed Abdullahi pledged the maximum support and cooperation of the community towards the achievement of the objectives of the investment.

He said the community has diverse ethnic and religious groups from across Nigeria who have continued to live together in harmony, adding that they will work together for the protection of our community through the investment and other facilities provided to the community.

 

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