By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has said that the state is set to commence the exporting of Irish potatoes next year as part of efforts to boost its revenue generation.
Addressing newsmen in Jos on the tourism potentials of the state, Lalong said the state has the most unique weather in Nigeria where potatoes can thrive.
He added that exporting the commodity implies generating revenue to provide more developmental projects and employment opportunities for the youth.
Speaking on the Jos Carnival, which ended recently, Lalong said the fiesta did not only reposition Plateau as a holiday destination in Nigeria and beyond, but also showcased the agricultural prowess of the state to investors.
He said the state will continue to train youth engaged during the street parade and other events of the carnival.
According to him, such a move will develop their artistic talents and create platforms to showcase their talents for more engagement in the entertainment industry.
The Governor called for peace as the only criteria to fast-track development and foster unity amongst different ethnic and religious groups in the state.