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Plateau tasked on industrialization




THE Plateau state government has been tasked to focus on the industrialization of the state being the industrial hub of the North-Central part of the country.

National President, Polymer Institute of Nigeria, Professor Paul Mamza made the call when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Simon Lalong at Government, House, Rayfield, Jos, Wednesday.

Professor Mamza maintained that Jos as the hub of industrial activities in the North-Central of Nigeria is on advantage, hence the need for the government to develop the industrial sector in order to attract more investment from within and outside the country.

The Institute according to him, is a professional body of Polymer scientists, engineers and technologists whose major preoccupation is the propagation of education in the area of plastic, adhesive, paints and other household items that are cheaper and of high technical advantage and as a replacement for traditional materials such as metals, ceramics and glasses.

Established since 1991, Professor Mamza disclosed that the institute has contributed alot to science and technology, environment, trade and commerce. And that a bill to make it a chartered institute is before the president. When signed into law, it would empower it to serve as a regulatory body for the production of plastics and other commercial materials.

He further disclosed that they were in Jos for their annual conference with the theme:  Polymer in Extractive Industry, Prospects and Challenges. He stated that the theme of conference was carefully chosen to capture the aspect of industrialization which Jos was central, adding that both the State and Federal Government stood to gain immensely from the resolutions   of the conference.

Responding, Governor Simon Lalong through his Deputy, Professor Sonni Tyoden appreciated the team for the choice of the state for their meeting and said the state was peaceful assuring them that government would continue towards its sustenance.

He challenged participants of the conference to come up with resolutions that would add value to governance in the country.


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