Owing to the serious impact of the Corona Virus pandemic on the global economy as well as its effect on Nigerian economy and by extension the Plateau State economy, Plateau State Governor, 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.
To ensure that Plateau State adapts to this new economic reality, the Governor has equally directed the Council to put together a post-COVID road map for the Plateau State economy especially for its revival and recovery.
To achieve this task, the Governor has mandated the Council to liaise and consult extensively with all Ministries, Department and Agencies; Local Government Councils; key private sector players in the State in the 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 and CSOs, Labour Unions etc.
The Council is expected to submit periodic policy and strategic recommendations to the Governor on the State economy under COVID19 and beyond.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR
Director of Press & Public Affairs to
the Governor of Plateau State and
Chairman, Northern Governors Forum
22nd April 2020.