The ACEESS Agenda

  1. Resuscitation of the Plateau Agricultural Development Program (PADP) and Agricultural Services and Training Center Ltd (ASTC) with new mandate to support extension services to farmers, create markets and commercialization of agriculture.
  2. Acquiring of clearing/earth moving equipment and machineries for PADP to open up farm lands in Wase, Shendam, Quanpan and Langtang South. The new farm lands will target increasing rice production at the downstream sector.
  3. Selecting of Potato, Maize, Rice, Avocado and Assorted vegetables as major crops for the state to invest in, organize the farmers into cooperatives in these crop categories, support the cooperatives to access and manage tractors, small harvesters, farm machines and access loans and developing the entire value chains (The Down, Mid and Upstream Sectors) of these selected crops.
  4. Upgrading of the Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in Mangu and partnering with a Private sector consortium to produce high yielding seeds for farmers. Give subsidy to farmers on the improved potato seeds
  5. The state will develop and improve on the earth dams constructed under the African Development Bank programme, organize 30,000 household beneficiaries that will use irrigation system to have 3 planting circles in a year and cumulatively cultivate 20,000 hectares of potato. The farmers will use the improve potato seed from the Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory to improve the yield from the current 3 Tonnes per Hectare to 20 Tonnes per Hectare. These group of farmers are targeted to produce 1,200 Metric Tonnes of potato per annum
  6. Using Satellite mapping (GIS) to detect seasonal problems regarding nutrient deficiencies, pests, diseases and tracing destruction of crops by cattle across the state.
  7. Creation of an Agriculture Produce Commodity Exchange Market, Agriculture Insurance Service and off-taker services for farmers. This is targeted at providing regulatory incentives and reducing the losses by farmers at the downstream sector.
  8. Take advantage of the Power from NESCO, Inland container Deport at Heipang and the Designation of the Jos Airport to a Cargo Terminal to create an enabling environment by creating a Potato Processing Hub in Barkinladi for the indigenous entrepreneurs to drive processing of potato into Potato Starch, pealed Potato, community brewery and potato flour.
  9. Organize Agro Sector entrepreneurs, support them to acquire land and provide counterparty equity in addition to the state Government standing as a Guarantor to enable them access funding/loans from Bank of Industry and other donor Agencies for Agricultural activities to fast-track industrialization through small and medium scale industries. This programme will focus on processing of Potato, Rice, vegetables, milk and poultry products.
  10. Reinvest and expand the Bokkos Fertilizer Blending Plant to produce fertilizer fitting to our soil based on soil test results and feedback from farmers.
  11. Support entrepreneurs to invest in Livestock Production (especially in Rabbit, Sheep, Goat, Cattle, Pigs and Poultry), through artificial insemination programme increase milk and meat production, organize the animal farmers into cooperatives, support the cooperatives to acquire land, equipment and access loans to develop the value chains .
  12. Liaising with National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR), Vom, Root Crop Research Institute, Vom and Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to provide best practice trainings in animal and crop productions for youths, women and people living with disabilities.
  13. The Agricultural sector is targeted to create 100,000 new direct and indirect agro-based jobs along the value chain of which minimum of 75% must be youths, women and people living with disabilities by the end of 2027,


Physical Infrastructure

  1. Revisiting the Jos master-plan and developing physical infrastructure to support security of life and property as the top priority. This will involve relocating of infrastructures, provision of township roads, street naming, house numbering, taking back of Government’s lands and properties, surveillance cameras, etc. Acquisition of development control equipment (bulldozers, graders etc) for the Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) to enforce the Jos Master Plan.
  2. Acquiring land, provision of basic infrastructure and building of 1,000 housing units in Partnership with Federal Mortgage Bank to reduce the housing deficit in the state capital. The housing units will target civil servants as the major beneficiaries of the housing programme.
  3. Raising Plateau State equity and Reinvesting in the Nigeria Electric Supply Company (NESCO) to improve power supply to the SMEs in the Processing Zone in Barkinladi.
  4. Invest and expand access to portable Water, and improve on the management of the water supply chain, metering, automation and commercialization to attain sustainable water supply in the metropolis.
  5. Creating Plateau State Traffic Management Authority (PLASTMA) to enforce and implement modern traffic regulations, management and control in Jos city to reduce accidents and delays on the highways.
  6. Construction and equipping of a 600 vehicles ultra-modern central Motor Park with business facilities like filling stations, restaurants, banking services, toilets, and others
  7. Construction and equipping of two units of 100 parking spaces ultra-modern central Trucks Parks with business facilities like filling stations, restaurants, toilets, and others along Zaria road and Riyom LGA.
  8. Equipping of Plateau Environmental Protection and Sanitation Agency (PEPSA) and seeking Public Private Partnership on waste management for the state to attain a clean and safe environment
  9. Construction of 100 km feeder Roads in the three senatorial zones in 4 years targeted at boosting agriculture and mining.
  10. Completion of some ongoing infrastructures such as Roads, Schools, Hospitals etc across the state especially the ongoing Legacy Projects.
  11. Explore partnership to complete the Zaria Road Stadium and developing sports equipment in the state.

Digital Economy Infrastructure

  1. Support Plateau StateInformation And Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA) set up one training center per senatorial zone to prepare the younger generation transit to global ICT-driven jobs and build a digital economy.
  2. PICTDA will drive digital economy through improving digital skills to increase digital literacy of developers and end-users, provision of digital infrastructure, supporting digital identification system, digital financial services and supporting digital entrepreneurship.
  3. In conjunction with PICTDA, set infrastructure to use ICT to support Agriculture, Security, Land Management, Revenue Generation and Transparency in Governance.
  4. Building of digital parks in the state that will have broadband, Network devices, Data and storage infrastructure.

Health Infrastructure

  1. Grant aiding of some Faith Based Hospitals in the state to expand access to health and support for indigent families
  2. Expand the number of Plateau state citizens (both public and private) that will have access to contributory healthcare to reduce both preventive and curative diseases to achieve Universal Health Coverage through Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (PLASCHEMA)
  3. Public/Private Partnership to upgrade, staff and equip two General Hospitals with state-of-the-art Equipment to provide world class medical services to encourage medical tourism to Plateau.
  4. Complimenting access to quality health by creating mobile clinics that rotate among rural communities in the three senatorial zones.
  5. Completion of some ongoing Health infrastructures across the state and recruitment of additional health workers to support the system.

Economic Development

  1. Bring more people and businesses into the tax net through identification of dormant revenue sources, commencement of their reactivation and the process of collection and streamline 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 using 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.
  1. Declaring state of emergency in the education sector to prioritize financing and investment in infrastructure, and conducting of a comprehensive Needs Assessment to report gaps and critical deficits that will help in developing the State Strategic Plan for Education.
  2. Grant Aiding of selected Faith-Based Secondary schools (Missionary Schools) and Schools for People Living With Disabilities (PWDs) to improve quality and access to education in the state.
  3. Resuscitation of the Government Technical College Bukuru and the introduction of two more Technical Colleges in Pankshin and Shendam to generate marketable skills that will target contributing 10% of the state GDP.
  4. Grading of secondary schools into Tiers 1, 2 and 3 and equipping the science laboratories, workshops and libraries of the Tiers 1 and 2.
  5. Reviewing of the curriculum and teaching methods to integrate effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity as targeted output from students.
  6. Recruiting of additional teachers, Training, retraining and upskilling of teaching personnel in all strata in accordance with the new curriculum and teaching methods.
  7. Constant and timely payment of all counterparty funds to enable the state access funds to support and develop Education infrastructure and training of teachers.
  8. Renovation and equipping of Primary, Secondary Schools and State owned higher Institutions
  9. Initiate special foreign scholarship as incentive for the study of science and technical based courses
  10. Improve on Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of both public and private schools in the state to enforce standards and quality assurance. Creating a tracking system of the ecosystem and regular reporting on key Performance Indices
  11. Establishment of Plateau Education Management Information System (PEMIS) as an innovative online real time education data management tool
  12. Ensure gender and social inclusion of vulnerable groups in the education programmes.
  1. Equipping and strengthening of Operation Rainbow with equipment and manpower for intelligence gathering, early warning and intervention, and coordinating the multiple stakeholders to share intelligence and role management.
  2. Deployment of technology and GIS in the fight against insecurity using long range thermal cameras, GIS maps and geotagging of communities, provision of night vision system and drones.
  3. Developing a Security Management System that will gather intelligence, provide early warning to communities and provide real time monitoring to the security agencies and community vigilante.
  4. Complimenting through provision of equipment and improved welfare of the existing security Agencies and integrating them to the Community Police structure of Operation Rainbow.
  5. Promoting the idea of Community Policing and the involvement local Vigilante and hunters in the fight against insecurity and integrating them in Operation Rainbow
  6. Improve on the existing Peace building processes in conflict-prone communities and prioritizing mediation efforts among communities.