EU partners Nasarawa on socio-economic development 

The European Union (EU) said it is leveraging on areas that would help the socio-economic status of Nasarawa state.

Ambassador of the European Union to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, stated this Wednesday during her visit to Governor Abdullahi Sule in Lafia, the state capital.

The ambassador said she was moved by what she has seen in Nasarawa state, being honoured by the hospitality of the government and people of the state.

She said the state plays a key role in the Nigerian polity and the European Union is keen on exploring areas of collaboration in democratic governance, climate change as well as peace and security.

Apart from noting the aspect of social cohesion and inter-faith dialogue as some of the key areas the European Union is working on, the envoy also stated the need for enhanced economic ties, education, agriculture, green energy, rural electrification and innovation with Nasarawa state.

Appreciating her choice of Nasarawa state for the visit, Governor Sule acknowledged the mutual interest shared between Nigeria and the European Union, saying his administration is poised to ensure such a relationship blossoms.

Sule also said the state government was committed to interfaith harmony and it would welcome any initiative that would promote same.

The governor noted the support of the European Union in promoting peace, security and clean energy among other economically viable areas. He  called for enhanced collaboration in agriculture, vocational education and inter-faith.

Sule said Nasarawa state was open to investment in agriculture, clean energy, oil and gas as well as solid mineral development with particular emphasis on lithium.