Coronavirus: Plateau moves to beat economic meltdown

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The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has directed the State Economic Advisory Council to “immediately” brainstorm and come up with “practical and comprehensive” strategies on the sustainability of the State Economy under COVID-19.

The council is expected to draw a post-COVID road map for the State economic especially recovery.

To achieve this, a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Simon Makut mandates the Council to liaise and with all Ministries, Department and Agencies; Local Government Councils; key  private sector players in the State in the manufacturing, agriculture, banking and finance; hospitality and entertainment; trade and commerce; ICT; mining sector; the MSMEs; the informal sector; Trade Associations; Chambers of Commerce; development partners  NGOS and CSOs, Labour Unions etc.

The Council is expected to submit periodic policy recommendations to the Governor on the State economy under COVID19 and beyond.

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