Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong, in his bid to improve tourism in the state, is holding talks with Kenyan government on how to collaborate.
This is by demonstrating determination to restock the capital city of Jos wildlife park, by bringing in more animals from Kenya.
Lalong and Kenyan government are also exploring areas of collaboration and investment opportunities for the Nigerian Northern States in general and Plateau State in particular.
The Governor who is in Kenya for a ‘peer review meeting’ with the Kenyan Council of Governors also seeks to woo investors on the forthcoming Plateau Economic and Investment Summit which is being planned to open up the state to the rest of the world.
In a statement signed by the Director of Press to the Governor, Dr. Makut Simon Macham and a copy made available to Sky News Africa, reads that Governor Lalong who is also the Chairman Northern Governors Forum, will meet other Governors in Kenya to discuss issues relating to tourism development, agriculture, city management and revenue generation among others.
“Plateau State shares some areas of common interest with Kenya in athletics, tourist attractions, clement weather and vast agricultural potentials.
“There will also be discussions about tea farming and production, flower production as well as mining.
“Lalong in company of Governor Paul Chepkwony of Kericho also visited the Nairobi National Park, where he spoke of his determination to restock the Jos wildlife park by bringing in more animals to make more tourists attracted to the facility.
“He also wants to get investors that could take interest in the various game reserves in the State which are not effective at the moment”, Macham said.
Source: Sky News