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Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has commended the Nigerian Immigration Service for implementing effective frameworks to monitor and control the influx of people who pose security threats to the state and the nation.

Governor Mutfwang made the remarks on Monday while hosting the State Commandant of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Grace Nkangwung, at Government House Rayfield, Jos.

He praised the valuable contributions of the Service during State Security Council Meetings and expressed confidence in Commandant Nkangwung’s ability to surpass her predecessor in enhancing the security of Plateau State.

Governor Mutfwang emphasized the critical role of the Immigration Service in regulating the migration of people in and out of the country. He stressed the need for collaboration to eliminate criminal elements within the state.

He explained that while the state is open to visitors, they must adhere to the laws to maintain order. He urged the Immigration Service to work closely with the government to minimize criminality in the state.

Grace Nkangwung, the State Commandant of the Nigeria Immigration Service, highlighted her extensive experience in various northern commands, including land and air border patrol and migration management. She assured that she would leverage her expertise to provide quality service in Plateau State.

In a related development, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has shown a keen interest in partnering with the private sector to develop the value chain in the mining industry for revenue generation.

The Governor made this commitment during a meeting with an international conglomerate, Bisy Group from Australia, at the Government House, Rayfield, Jos.

Welcoming the Chief Executive Officer of Bisy Group, Raven Bi, and the Management of Plateau Minerals Development Company, Governor Mutfwang acknowledged the vast potential of mineral deposits in the state.

He recalled the significant contribution of the state’s extractive industry to Nigeria’s GDP in the 1960s.

Governor Mutfwang criticized the rampant surface mining activities in the state, which generate minimal revenue, and called for the adoption of technology in mineral exploration.

He expressed a strong political will to collaborate with the private sector to add value to the state’s mineral deposits for the benefit of the people, adding that revitalizing the mineral sector is central to his policy agenda.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Bisy Group, Raven Bi told the Governor that his company which is a world-class partner in strategic mining consultancy, is in the state to explore the possibility of mining Lithium in the state, using technology.

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State
June 25th, 2024.

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