19 February 2021 By Josiah Buzun
The German International Development Agency (GIZ) says it will continue to support Plateau State in capacity building that will facilitate the creation of more jobs and economic opportunities for citizens of the State.
The new Head of Programmes, Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria, Markus Wauschkulm stated this when he visited Governor Simon Lalong at the Government House in Jos.
He said the partnership between GIZ and Plateau State is deep and has positively impacted many people in various areas especially agriculture, value chain development, peace building and job creation.
Wauschkulm said the success of the programme in the country is very eminent in Plateau State as many have been trained and given capacity to engage in economic activities that are generating income and tackling unemployment.
Governor Lalong appreciated the German Government for its intervention in Nigeria and Plateau State through its laudable initiatives of the Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria-SEDIN.
The Governor said the State Government has enjoyed support of GIZ in strengthening its agencies such as the Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria (SEDIN), Peace Building Agency, Plateau Small Interprises Development Agency (PLASMIDA), One-Stop Investment Centre, Project Monitoring and Result Delivery Unit among others.
Lalong said the State Government would continue to follow up on those who have been empowered through the support of the GIZ to ensure that they Empower others too.