By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has inaugurated the State Economic Management Team with a call on the team to design sound macro and micro economic standards of the state.
Inaugurating the team chaired by his deputy, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau at the Government House Gusau, governor Matawalle said his idea of constituting a very strong economic Management team which is to make the state more economically viable and a cornerstone of commerce, innovation and industrial development in the country.
Matawalle said that the establishment of the Economic Management Team is aimed at providing more reliable alternative revenue sources to the state and Nigeria through diversification.
The governor charged them to design and articulate more economic policy working documents for the state’s sustainable economic growth and development.
Matawalle also charged the team to come up with development aspiration of a contemporary generation for a sustainable development trajectory.
“Economy as the primary and more critical component of any development in the world has all inclusive needs to good policies on how to harness the abundant economic potentials particular agricultural and solid minerals which is the pride of the state,” he said.
He lamented that it is pathetic that the state is still struggling on how to harness or transform the sectors despite the enormous potentials in agriculture and solid minerals.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the Team Barrisyer Mahdi Aliyu Gusau said he is convinced that Zamfara State has the potential to be a major producer of food crops, minerals and industrial raw materials.
The deputy governor assures of his team readiness to develop a unique and sustainable economic plan of global standard to revive the State economy.
Mahdi also assures of their total commitment to deliver in line with the terms of reference provided.
The economic Management team is divided into two with State Steering Teams headed by the State Deputy governor Barr Mahdi Aliyu Gusau and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Gayari as secretary.
The Technical Committee is also headed by Gayari while the Director General, office of the Executive Governor, Lawal Hussein will serve as the secretary of the committee.