Plateau Governor Caleb Mutfwang has reiterated his willingness to revitalise the agriculture industry in order to strengthen the state’s economy.
At the 37th Reunion Service for former students of Boys High School, Gindiri, on Sunday, Mutfwang made this statement.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), former pupils of Gindiri’s Boys and Girls Secondary Schools make up GOSA.
As a member of GOSA, the governor highlighted the vital role that agriculture plays in revitalising the state’s economy and pledged to implement a multisectoral strategy to revive the state’s important agricultural initiatives.
He pledged to accomplish the goal by forging closer and longer-lasting ties with key governmental institutions.
“My administration will place more emphasis on agriculture in order to boost the economy of the state,” he said.
Mutfwang said that he had put in place a robust security architecture that would ensure lasting peace in the state.
He, however, said that a collective effort was needed to ensure the safety of lives and property, particularly in troubled areas.
The governor commended his alma-mater for nurturing captains of industries and leaders that had positively impacted on their immediate communities and beyond.
“Our alma mater is known for nurturing competent leaders. A ready example is the late J.D. Gomwalk, the first governor of the then Benue-Plateau.
”He contributed significantly to the peace, unity and development of Plateau and Nigeria,” he said.
In his sermon, General Secretary of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN), Rev. Benjamin Pokol, urged Nigerians to be agents of positive change at all times.
Pokol, who also called on Christians to serve God faithfully, urged GOSA members to continue to be good ambassadors of their alma-mater.
President of COCIN, Rev. Amos Mohzoh, lauded the governor’s commitment toward ending the security challenges currently confronting the state.
He further commended government’s efforts in attracting federal projects that would better the lots of the citizens.
NAN reports that dignitaries at the event included traditional rulers, politicians, technocrats, business tycoons, religious leaders, among others.