Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State on Monday said his administration is working to revamp the energy, agricultura and economic sectors in the state to combat poverty and deliver the desired benefits of democracy to the citizenry.
Mutfwang spoke during a courtesy visit at the New Government House Jos, by the Head of SEDIN Programme and Cluster Coordinator SEDEC GIZ Nigeria, and ECOWAS Country Director, Dr. Markus Wauschkuhn.
The governor expressed his gratitude to GIZ for its significant support to Plateau State over the years, recalling an encounter during his tenure as the Local Government Chairman of Mangu Local Government Area.
At that time, he said, GIZ supported the construction of a storage facility for potatoes for the benefit of the people of Mangu.
He thanked GIZ for its technical support and substantial investment in Plateau State, and sought the organization’s assistance, particularly in addressing youth employment through various intervention projects.
Mutfwang also stated his willingness to leverage on the existing relationship with GIZ to maximize development in the state.
Earlier his remarks, Dr. Markus Wauschkuhn, Head of SEDIN Programme and Cluster Coordinator SEDEC GIZ Nigeria, and ECOWAS Country Director, expressed his appreciation for the warm reception by the governor.
He stated that their focus in Plateau is on renewable energy, agricultural sector revitalization, and building a sustainable economy for the citizens’ welfare.
Wauschkuhn reiterated the organisation’s commitment to collaborate with the Mutfwang-led administration, emphasising that the time is now to work collectively to improve the living conditions of the people.