Malaysian government says it will explore investment potentials in Plateau State and ascertain the sectors it will invest in, as part of the contribution of the country to boost the economic status of the state.
The country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lim Juay, stated this on Friday, in Jos, when he visited the state governor, Mr Simon Lalong.
Juay said that from previous interactions, he discovered that Plateau State was rich in agriculture and mining resources hence the need, “to see what Malaysia can offer the state.”
He said that Nigeria and Malaysia shared similar climatic conditions and that his government would not have difficulty in finding what it would do in the state.
“I promise myself that during my tenure here I want to leave a good legacy that will further enhance the relationship between Nigeria and Malaysia.
“Already, President Muhammadu Buhari is emphasising the need to diversify the economy and we will take advantage of this opportunity.
“I would have been in the state earlier than now because I arrived in Nigeria one and half years ago, at the height of insecurity.
“But, now that the situation is better, I decided to visit the state,” he said.
The envoy said that no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians were studying in Malaysia and, “finding life easy because of the similarities of the two countries and the affordable nature of the school fees.”
In his response, Lalong promised that the government would give any investor coming to state the best attention.
He expressed happiness that the envoy knew much about Plateau State and that Malaysia was willing to do business with the government and people of the state.
“We will not hesitate to provide an atmosphere conducive for investors coming to Plateau,’’ Lalong assured.


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