Plateau gets economic blueprint under Covid-19
| From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong has directed the state Economic Advisory Council headed by Chief Ezekiel Gomos to immediately brainstorm and come up with practical and comprehensive strategies on the sustainability and continuation of the state economy under COVID-19.
According to the governor, the directive is to ensure that state adapts to this new economic reality especially for the state economy revival and recovery.
He said to achieve this task, the council is to liaise and consult extensively with all ministries, department and agencies; local government councils; key private sector players in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and finance; hospitality and entertainment; trade and commerce; ICT; mining sector; and other important stakeholders like the MSMEs; the informal sector; trade associations; chambers of commerce; development partners, NGOs, CSOs and labour unions among others.
The council is expected to submit periodic policy and strategic recommendations to the governor on the state economy under COVID-19 and beyond.