Gov. Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has reaffirmed his readiness to revamp the agricultural sector toward boosting the economy of the state.
Mutfwang said this on Sunday at the 37th Reunion Service of old students of Boys High School, Gindiri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that GOSA is made up of old students of both Boys and Girls Secondary Schools, Gindiri.
The governor, a member of GOSA, acknowledged the critical role of the agricultural sector in revamping the state’s economy and promised to adopt a multi-sectoral approach to resuscitate key agricultural programmes in the state.
He promised to achieve the feat through stronger and sustained partnership with relevant institutions in the state.
“My administration will place more emphasis on agriculture in order to boost the economy of the state,” he said.
Mutfwang said that he had put in place a robust security architecture that would ensure lasting peace in the state.
He, however, said that a collective effort was needed to ensure the safety of lives and property, particularly in troubled areas.
The governor commended his alma-mater for nurturing captains of industries and leaders that had positively impacted on their immediate communities and beyond.
“Our alma mater is known for nurturing competent leaders. A ready example is the late J.D. Gomwalk, the first governor of the then Benue-Plateau.
”He contributed significantly to the peace, unity and development of Plateau and Nigeria,” he said.
In his sermon, General Secretary of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN), Rev. Benjamin Pokol, urged Nigerians to be agents of positive change at all times.
Pokol, who also called on Christians to serve God faithfully, urged GOSA members to continue to be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
President of COCIN, Rev. Amos Mohzoh, lauded the governor’s commitment toward ending the security challenges currently confronting the state.
He further commended government’s efforts in attracting federal projects that would better the lots of the citizens.
NAN reports that dignitaries at the event included traditional rulers, politicians, technocrats, business tycoons, religious leaders, among others