Plateau begins Irish potato export in 2019


Plateau begins Irish potato export in 2019

As part of efforts to boost its revenue, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has announced that the state will next year start the exportation of Irish potatoes.

Lalong made the disclosure while addressing journalists in Jos the state capital on Sunday.

The governor noted that the state had the most unique weather in Nigeria where potatoes could thrive well.

He said exporting the commodity implied generating revenue to provide more development projects and employment opportunities for the youth.

Lalong while speaking on the Jos Carnival, which ended on Saturday, stressed that the carnival did not only reposition Plateau as a holiday destination in Nigeria and beyond but also showcased the agricultural prowess of the state to investors.

The governor called for peace as the only criterion to fast-track development and foster unity amongst different ethnic and religious groups in the State.