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Plateau State Government Reveals Plan To Increase IGR.

Dele Akintilo

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Plateau State government has recently disclosed that the state is seriously making efforts to offset the current economic problems caused by the recent oil prices fall by trying as much as possible to put the State in a position where it will not beg for bailout.

As pointed out by the State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, the State will try to generate more funds internally and to make that possible, security, good governance, peace, human capital development and social welfare must be put in place.

While speaking about his plans, Lalong said, “We shall create economic opportunities to support growth in all sectors, create wealth and jobs by boosting the tourism potentials of the State as well as the restoration of confidence and trust in governance processes both in perception and reality.”

He continued by saying, “As a deliberate entrepreneurship strategy, government will be committed to a three E-dimensional development strategy, namely, Employment, Empowerment and Engagement. We will establish a Micro-Enterprise Fund from where our micro and small enterprises will access credit and relevant business support services.”