There was wide jubilation by residents of Jos/Bukuru metropolis, the Plateau State capital following the opening of Domino’s Pizza which trended among the fast-food connoisseurs in the State.
It is gathered that with a Net income of 491.3 million USD the birthing of this American multinational pizza restaurant chain in Jos, is sure to shake the table, a little bit.
Speaking to our correspondent on the development in an exclusive interview in Jos, the Plateau State Commissioner of Lands and Survey, Mr. Yakubu Dati said the news heralding the arrival of an ultra modern mall which will house ShopRite in Jos, has been greeted with jubilation.
According to him, the ‘book value’ of its operations in Nigeria as at 2021 is N25.6 billion adding that the attraction of these global players is not by accident but results of deliberate actions by Governor Simon Lalong.
He explained that the Governor Simon Lalong on assumption of office have keen ability to envision Plateau State’s future and to rally human and material resources around a shared vision
early in the life of his administration, which inspired confidence following his deft moves in connecting the state to international trade.
Dati argued that his deliberate policies and programmes as encapsulated in the Plateau State Development Strategy developed by the Boston Consulting Group(BCG) attracted many investors by its sheer clarity and achievable road-map.
The Commissioner pointed out that as confirmation of the growing confidence on the Lalong administration, many private businesses have sprung up, while companies and government agencies are jostling for Jos as a prime venue for conferences and retreats.
Dati also noted that the Governor’s office has transformed into a ‘melting pot’, of ideas, energised with enviable technical capacity to raise government revenue and to lower expenditure
“Lalong continues to match words with action also by creating opportunities for youths through new streams of digital skills up program and software engineering under the #codePlateau project propelled by ICT agency of the state.”