The Malaysian Government said it would explore the investment potential of Plateau to find out which area to invest.
The Malaysia High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lim Juay, announced this on Friday in Jos when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Simon Lalong of the state.
Juay said he had observed that Plateau was rich in agricultural and mining resources and he decided to visit the state to see what Malaysia could offer it.
The High Commissioner, who stated that Nigeria and Malaysia shared similar climatic conditions, said it would not be difficult to decide what could be done in the state.
“During my tenure here, I want to leave a good legacy that would further enhance the relationship between Nigeria and Malaysia.
“Already, President Muhammadu Buhari is emphasising the need to diversify the economy and we will take advantage of this opportunity,’’ he said.
He said that more than 10,000 Nigerians were studying in Malaysia and they were comfortable because of the similarities between the two countries and affordable school fees.
In his speech, Lalong, who welcomed the High Commissioner, promised that the state government would give any investor coming to Plateau the best time and attention.
The governor expressed happiness that the envoy had already known much about Plateau and was willing to do business with the government and people of the state.
“We will not hesitate to provide a conducive atmosphere for investors in the state,’’ he stated