Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has disclosed that the state will launch into the exportation of Irish potatoes in 2019 as a channel to increase its internal revenue.
Lalong made the disclosure to journalists at the second edition of Jos Carnival, which ended on Saturday in Jos.
At the festivity that heralded the rich display of cultural heritage from different groups, the governor said the exportation will boost the state’s revenue, adding that the state has one of the most welcoming weather in Nigeria suitable for the plantation of potatoes.
He added that the project would provide job opportunities for the youths as well as development projects that will foster positive growth in the state.
While commenting on the effect of the Jos Carnival, Lalong said that the fête did not only announce Plateau State as a tourist attraction to the world, but also highlights the agricultural prospects of the state to potential investors.
He further said that the state would carry on with the training of youths involved in the street parade and other events at the carnival.
According to him, the training will help develop their artistic talents, while creating platforms to display their gifts to the world – for more engagement in the entertainment industry.
In his remark, the governor charged the people to embrace peace as the foundation of development on which every successful society thrives on.