Anaguta people of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State yesterday called on the state governor, Simon Lalong, to ensure that they were carried along in governance.
They also said they were disenchanted with the administration of the governor for “deliberately failing to recognize” its people in appointment into key positions in the state.
The Anaguta people, who are the aborigines of Jos North, lamented that the governor was also planning to suppress them by not giving them appointments as well as taking away their ancestral lands and traditional institutions and given to “non-indigenes.”
Addressing journalists in Jos yesterday, the president of Anaguta Youth Movement, AYM, Emni Nyam stated that previous administrations both civilian and military recognised its status and accorded them rightful place, but the reverse was the case now.
According to him, “Anaguta people are the aborigines of Jos in general. Till date, all districts and chiefdoms in and under Jos North Local Government Area are under the paramount ruler of the Anaguta people, the Ujah of Anaguta who is in charge of all the district heads in Jos North.
“Previous administrations in Plateau State have recognised the Anaguta people in terms of political appointment, especially as regards to membership in the State Executive Council as well as other sensitive appointments in the state and Jos North Local Government Area.
“The present administration of Governor Lalong has deliberately and craftily failed, refused and neglected to follow the right and proper precedent and solid foundation laid by the previous administrations in recognising and honouring the Anaguta people.
“The administration did not appoint any Anaguta person as a commissioner from Jos North and even in appointment of membership of the Transition and Implementation Committee of the council.

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