Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State said the priority of his administration is to work for the good of the people which made him to clear 13 months backlog of salaries owed workers by his predecessor in 10 months.
The governor ‎disclosed this yesterday at this year’s annual Kiim Tehi Festival at Tunkus in Mikang Local Government Area.
Lalong, represented by the Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Barrister Festus Fuanter, said the kind of situation that his administration inherited would require extra hard work to clean up.
Lalong said as soon as things take shape, the people would be happy with the administration and they will not regret voting for him.
“We inherited 13 months backlog of salary arrears, but within 10 months, we were able to clear it” and assured that payment of workers salaries would be given priority. ‎‎
He s‎olicited for the cooperation of all in the state to enable his administration surmount the problems inherited from the last government. ‎
The Management Chairman of Mikang Local Government Area, Mr. Vuelgap Ezekiel Pabuet, commended the governor for tackling insecurity through dialogue and consultation with relevant interest groups, associations, traditional rulers, politicians and for which the state is now enjoying relative peace.
“I have held tenaciously to the five pillar policies of the rescue administration in Plateau State which is geared towards good governance, accountability and provision of security to the citizenry.”
The event was marked by several cultural displays from Mikang and neighbouring local governments and historical lecture on the essence of unity among diverse cultures.