GCM meets Minister of Mines and Steel Development in search of favorable terms for Plateau


BY, Zakari Isah, Kaduna 

As people of Plateau State look forward to a smooth transition of power from the outgoing administration, to the incoming government with renewed hope, Governor-elect Caleb Mutfwang, (GCM), has been engaging with critical stakeholders cutting across all works of life and professions, to lay solid foundations for the efficient takeoff of the incoming administration. 

The most recent of such engagements was the extensive discussion the Governor-elect had with the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, at the ministry's headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The Plateau State Governor-elect in his address, thanked the Honorable Minister for a hospitable reception, and stated that he was on the courtesy visit to forge a budding relationship with the ministry, with a view to securing favorable terms for the State in the exploration and mining of its abundant resources.

Barr. Caleb Mutfwang (BCM), further revealed that his administration would be poised toward ensuring that Plateau people benefit from the natural resources God deposited in their lands. He also added that the incoming government would be looking up to the Ministry for collaboration in diverse area, to ensure the objective is realized, and to provide better and safer environments for indigenous miners to thrive, using modern techniques, and the provision of  competitive markets.

The minister on his part, recognized the immense contributions of Plateau State to Nigeria's solid mineral sector, and disclosed that the ministry is willing to assist in promoting the State's mining potentials when the incoming administration comes on board on May 29th, 2023.

Similarly, the Plateau State Governor-elect Caleb Mutfwang (GCM), in furtherance of strategic engagements has also met with officials of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited in Abuja. 

The consultative meeting which held at the company's Federal Capital Territory office was aimed at seeking areas of partnership and collaboration between the Chinese Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company and Plateau State Government.

 Areas of particular interest to the Governor-elect which he disclosed would be top priority for the incoming administration are Electronic Governance (E-Governance), ICT Training for Youths to acquire relevant skills, and the setting up of an ICT Hub in Plateau State, to serve the rest of northern Nigeria and beyond. He also added that the hub when created, should not only be limited to providing services and support, but should have capacity to produce consumer electronics like smartphones, mobile broadband modems, computers, etcetera.

The meeting was fruitful as the Huawei team was enthusiastic toward the immense possibilities in the new frontier, which such a partnership with Plateau State Government would provide.

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