By Mohammed Shafa

The Russian Trade Commission has unveiled plans to expand its scope to Nasarawa State.

This was made public when a delegation of Russian investors led by the Russian Trade Commissioner paid a courtesy visit to Governor Abdullahi Sule at the Nasarawa State Governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.

Leading the Russian companies with an interest in investing in the potential in solid mineral, agriculture, transportation and CNG among other sectors in the Nasarawa State, the Russian Trade of Commissioner, Max Petrov described Nasarawa State as an investment destination with potentials waiting to be harnessed.

Governor Abdullahi Sule was pleased with the visit of the delegation, especially with their plan to invest in solid mineral, fertilisers and CNG LNG and Agriculture among other viable sectors.

The Governor assured the Russian delegation of the government’s commitment to provide a favourable environment for their investments.

Meantime, Governor Abdullahi Sule earlier visited the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake to inform him of the  completion of the largest Lithium Processing Factory in Nigeria located in Nasarawa State, ahead of the inauguration coming up in no distance time.

The Governor also drew the attention of the Minister of the security challenges that are hampering mining activities.

Appreciating the Governor’s focus on the socio-economic development of Nasarawa State as well as according impetus to issues of security, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake recommended the Governor as a model for other Governors. He said the setting up of the lithium factory in Nasarawa state is a milestone to the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the development of the Mining sector.

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