Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State has applauded the contributions of the Nasarawa Investment and Economic Council in selling the state and attracting investors for the economic development of the state.

The Governor stated this when he received in audience a delegation of the council who were on a courtesy call to Government House Lafia on Friday.

He said since inauguration of the council, it has promoted the state and kept the government on its toes with the kind of advice and guidance it gives towards the actualization of an economically viable Nasarawa State.

Governor Sule said “For the council that has continued to sale Nasarawa State globally, make Nasarawa what it is today to now come down and make additional sacrifices in cash and in materials touches me and means Alot to me”

He further appreciated the Chairman and members of the Council for their contributions to the economic development of the state despite the challenges occasioned the the coronavirus pandemic.

While reiterating that the contributions of the council towards the fight against the COVID-19 scourge is indeed motivating and touching, Governor Abdullahi Sule added that the government is proud of Dr Faisal Shu’aib and other indigenes of the state who have been acting as good ambassadors of the state nationally and internationally.

The Governor called on other citizens of the state to contribute their qouta towards taking the state to greater heights as he pledge to continue to enlighten the people on what the council has been doing for the state.

Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency who is also a member of the State Economic Advisory Council, Dr Faisal Shu’aib maintained that the they will remain a great pillar of this administration.

Dr Faisal Shu’aib said they will continue to provide advice towards the development of the state as the council is amazed at the transformation of the state by the Abdullahi A. Sule led administration in Nasarawa State.

He applauded the vision of Governor Abdullahi Sule in his commitment in ensuring a strong and sustainable economic base for the state by enhancing the state’s revenue base.

“We are in solidarity with your visionary leadership for the people of Nasarawa State, we are here working with you providing advice on economic matters and we have began to see some of the good things that you have envisioned for Nasarawa State” Dr Faisal stressed.

Dr Faisal continued “As we said in one of our meetings, we are proud to be part of this amazing journey you are embarking on and we are assure that the people of Nasarawa State will at the end of your governance see how you have transformed the socio-economic development of the state”.

On the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Faisal said Governor Sule’s fight against the scourge is holistic and worthy of applause as stated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

“We are also mindful of how you have taken rapid steps to make sure that this outbreak is contained and we are happy that Nasarawa is not one of those states that has wide spread transmission of the disease. Again this is because of the leadership you have provided” Faisal added.

He continued by saying “We also know that you are still preparing for the response and you are not only responding but also preparing at the same time and it’s because of what we have seen at the PTF that we recognize that Nasarawa State is one of the states that has provided very strong leadership in the fight against the pandemic”.

Faisal then announced the donation of 5.4 million naira and 5000 locally produced face masks as the State Investment and Economic Advisory Council’s contributions to the fight against coronavirus in the state.