by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Sequel to an application by the Plateau State Government to access funds from the Development of Natural Resources Fund, the Committee on Fiscal Efficiency and Budget from the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, Abuja, has visited Jos to carry out an assessment of the State’s submission.
The committee, which was led by its chairman, Alhaji Adamu Shettimma Dibal, met with Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Government House Rayfield, Jos.
Alhaji Dibal said, the submission of Plateau State for accessing funding from the Resources Fund is in line with the guidelines setting up the fund, which is for the provision of funding for development of natural resources across the country.
He assured the governor that after its visit, the committee will give its report to the Commission for further consideration and approval.
In response, Governor Lalong thanked the Committee for the visit and said the State was renowned for potentials in agriculture, solid minerals and tourism, which are areas that the funds will be applied to, when approved.
He assured the Committee that Plateau State Government, under his leadership, is passionate about developing the potentials of the State and creating jobs for its teeming youths, in order to reduce restiveness and crimes.