Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state has said that the recent visit by some governors to China will add positive value to the economy of the country.
Al-makura told newsmen on his arrival to the country that the visit afforded his state the opportunity to attract investors in the areas of power, agriculture, real estate management and the media industry, and that Chinese investors would in the next few weeks visit Nasarawa to find tune modalities to explore coal for power generation to the state and beyond.
Al-Makura was one of the nine Nigerian governors who attended the just concluded Nigeria Governors’ Investment Forum which was held in China.
A statement signed by Al-Makura’s Special Assistant on
Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, said that while in China, Al-Makura and his entourage visited the StarTimes headquarters in Beijing and discussed the possibilities of improving facilities at the Nasarawa State-owned television station, the Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS).
Tukur said another important deal was sealed over the 13,000 hectares in Gurku area of Karu Local Government Area where estates would be developed to cushion the population explosion along the gateway to Abuja.
He said the development arising from Al-Makura’s visit to China followed earlier steps taken at home in recent times in government’s desire to improve the lots of the people which motivated the administration to attract close to N350 billion investment in the last few years, including a deal two months ago with the Dangote Group of Companies to invest N217 billion in sugar refinery in awe Local Government Area.