Economic Development, Gender and Youth Empowerment

Economic Development

  1. Bring more people and businesses into the tax net through identification of dormant revenue sources, the commencement of their reactivation and the process of collection and streamlining electronic payment options.
  2. Improving on the automation methods, application of GIS mapping in revenue collection and electronic payment system
  3. Reform land registration to track ownership and use ICT tools to improve the state revenue base.
  4. Maximize revenue collection from solid minerals concessions and monitoring of noncompliance for fee payments by companies
  5. Reform and expand the revenue sources of the state to cover Truck parks, central motor park, GIS-based land management system, revenues collection, waste management, etc
  6. Immediate sourcing of a Core Investor for the resuscitation of the Jos International Breweries PLC and BARG Farms Ltd, and privatize Plateau Hotel and Hillstation Hotel. 
  7. Support the timely completion of the Jos Inland Container Depot, improve ease of doing business and sensitize the public to increase volume of inport and revenue.
  8. Construction and equipping through a PPP a World class Amusement Park, Conference facility and Plateau Museum in the Jos Wildlife Park
  9. Encouragement of Private Sector-investment in Tourism
  10. Encourage the setting up of Industries with value chain addition to Plateau’s Agricultural competitive advantage
  11. Encouraging of local technology and apprenticeship training through the resuscitation and overhauling of the Plateau State Relevant Technology Schools.
  12. Create 40,000 direct and indirect industry-based jobs in four years through resuscitating of JIB, BARG farm, Hillstation and Plateau Hotel in addition to ICT, small and micro scale industry jobs.

Empowerment of Youths, Women and People Living with Disabilities

Deliberate policy of Engagement, Employment and Empowerment (EEE):

  1. Setting aside 10% of the state IGR as Vulnerable Groups Survival Fund as revolving fund to support growth oriented indigenous enterprises and startups by Youths, women and People Living with Disabilities in Industry, Trade, Arts and Tourism.
  2. Having a liaison officer in Abuja that will scout for jobs in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, and the private sector.
  3. Source for funding opportunities from Bank of Industries, Bank of Agriculture, Central Bank of Nigeria and other funding agencies to provide facilities to intending entrepreneurs and SMEs.
  4. Promoting industrialization through SMEs to create employment opportunities in the state for youths, women and people living with disabilities.
  5. Liaising with ITF for business development and skill acquisition trainings, providing of startup packs and capitals to young entrepreneurs.
  6. Adapting the Igbo Apprenticeship scheme by selecting successful indigenous business men and women to provide internship for young upcoming business men and women and entrepreneurs.
  7. Developing the creative industry by setting aside N100 million revolving fund every year to stimulate the growth of the industry.