The Plateau State Governor, Rt Hon Simon Lalong has been nominated for an award by the Nation newspaper.

According to a letter of nomination signed by Sam Omatseye, Governor Simon Lalong  "has been identified for recognition  for his agricultural development strides in the past three years".

A statement by Yakubu Dati, the state Commissioner of Information and Communication says the award ceremony which will be declared opened by President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday will also witness awards to dignitaries from the public and private sectors in the area of Agriculture, culture and Food security.

Governor Simon Lalong according to the statement is being celebrated for creating the enabling environment through the resusication of the Fertilizer blending plant in Bokkos, procurement of tractors and other deliberate efforts made to improve productivity by focusing on the whole value chain emphasis on enterprises where the state has comparative advantage.