Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has initiated post Covid-19 plans to mitigate the economic hardship the pandemic may cause to residents of the State.
The governor disclosed this in Lafia, the State capital while responding to questions from journalists during a press briefing to provide update on the situation of Covid-19 in the State.
According to him, States like Nasarawa which largely depend on federal allocation for sustenance, need to think outside the box for it to survive and continue to prosper.
“You could remember that when this administration came up on board what we thought best for a robust economy away from over dependence on federal allocation was to diversify.
“That was why we immediately set up a high-powered economic advisory committee headed by Professor Akinwumi.
“This has helped us to reactivate some of our moribund industries including the fertilizer blending plant and the packaging company at Akwanga which we leased out to a private company,” he explained.
Engineer Sule further restated the commitment of his government in opening markets and other sources of revenue generation that could positively impact on the economy of the state.
ExpressDay reports that the governor has also recently reinstated the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) which was put on hold two years ago.