Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State on Friday appealed to the management of Savannah Sugar Company in Numan to re-open the company.
Nyako made the appeal while receiving members of Adamawa chapter of the NLC who paid him Christmas homage at the Government House in Yola.
He said re-opening the ailing company would contribute to the economic development and prosperity of the people.
The company was closed in July 2011 following alleged security threat by some angry casual workers engaged by the company. The governor, who expressed concern over the prolong closure of the company, said that the development was having negative impact on the citizens of the state.
Nyako said that he was worried because over 5,000 workers had been rendered jobless. ?Government is worried over the shutdown of the company. ?I think it is now time for the authority of Savannah Sugar to consider the huge investment opportunity and the plight of the state to re-open it,? he said.