Nasarawa govt partners private firm to reduce unemployment, boost economy

Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has taken step to reduce the level of unemployment in the state, therefore partnering a private firm even to boost state economy.

Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a visit to Halibiz industries, Idu industrial area, Abuja, the governor said his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the organisation set up additional facility in the state.

When asked in specific terms how Nasarawa state could partner with Halibiz industries, governor Sule said: “In a business like this, there are many ways to partner. First and foremost, he’s somebody we admire. We appreciate him for the wonderful thing he’s doing by providing employment to Nigerians. That is our pride. He is a pride of Nasarawa state. 

“If you know how the company started, it even makes us to be more proud that we have someone like this from Nasarawa state, doing something like this. 

There are several ways of partnering with someone like this. Government can actually in the business, that is one way of partnering. Government can have the opportunity of sitting down with him to say we need additional facility like this in Nasarawa State and he will set up additional facility (there). That is one way of partnering.  There are at least 10 to 15 ways of partnering in a business like this.”

On how he felt more people in the private sector can be assisted to stay in business and create job, governor Sule said infrastructure like road, stable electricity among others should be put in place for such business to thrive.

According  to the governor, investors in Nigeria face the challenge of infrastructure.

Sule said: “Before the company will grow and begins to make profit, he needs government support. The cost of production will be reduced if he has constant power supply, if he has good roads. That’s why most of the companies in India, most of the companies in China, are producing at a very low cost because the cost of energy is very little, their cost of labour is very little, and so many like that.”

Earlier, President of the firm, QS Adamu Aliyu, told the governor that his organisation has plan to establish one of the biggest store house that will serve as gateway to Nasarawa,  Benue and to the South-east part of the country.

Adamu Aliyu, who is a trained Quantity Surveyor, urged the governor to partner with his company to see the reality of his initiatives which he said will provide jobs for several unemployed youths.