By Teryima Andrew
The governor of Plateau state governor Barrister Simon Lalong said President Buhari told the international community in the United State of America, during his recent visit to President Donald Trump, that Plateau state has a favourable climate, capable of producing agricultural produce all year round.
“President Muhammad Buhari’s engagement with US President Donald Trump and the business community there told a gathering of agricultural investors that Plateau’s temperate weather gives it to advantage in all year agricultural production.”
Governor Lalong stated this through his commissioner for information and communication Yakubu Dati in a press release issued in Jos, Plateau state, on Wednesday.
According to Hon Dati, Plateau state government has concluded plans to begin export of agricultural produce from Plateau state, to the international community.
“Governor Lalong added that the Federal Government has designated the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos, as a Cargo Airport, to facilitate the exports of perishable produce abundant in the State.”
It explained further that, Plateau state is the largest producer of most agricultural crops “Plateau state is suitable for the production of exotic crops, assorted grains, livestock & Irish potatoes among others.”
The press release also noted that Plateau state government was working toward effectively utilizing perishable agricultural produce abounds in the state.
“The Governor explain areas of investment in agriculture include dairy products, juice making, storage and processing of farm produce,” Dati stated.