President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state said this in Lafia on Saturday at the opening ceremony of the Lafia City Mall, a subsidiary of Wave Mart Group of Companies.
Sule said the institute would be located in Lafia as a step forward in terms of industrializing the state.
He added that it also indicated the readiness of the state to maximize the diverse opportunities in the agriculture sector especially agriculture mechanization.
“We are ready here in Lafia. Lafia is attracting a lot in the area of agriculture industrialization. I am very happy.
“In fact I woke up this morning extremely happy because last night I receive the approval from Mr President for the setting up of the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute right here in Lafia.
“I want to use this opportunity to extend my greatest appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari. Just few weeks ago, we realized that there are going to be about three or four institutes that are about to be established.
“I now wrote for the establishment of the institute in the state and just yesterday, Mr President approved it and we are going to establish that institute right here in lafia,” he said.