Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has vowed to address the public outcry that characterised the creation of chiefdoms and districts.
“We are on a march to destiny in uniting our people and creating value for our shared heritage. As we recognise and respect our common ancestry, situated by God himself, for us to live together in harmony, no narrow ethnic interest that seeks to deny the existence of the other can break through the bond of our unity with God on our side and determination on our part as our destination is certain.”
Lalong stated this yesterday while delivering a speech at the presentation of the report of the committees on the review of the creation of chiefdom, districts and villages, and review of remuneration and welfare package of traditional rulers at the Government House, Jos.
“He also said the committee received 47 memos for the creation of chiefdoms, 655 for districts and 4,289 for village areas which leaves no one in doubt that members of the committee ensured that justice was not only done to all, but was seen to have been done in the eyes of the populace.
“The creation of chiefdoms, districts and villages no doubt places premium on the desire of government to place the people under accountable traditional institutions, so as to enhance their values, culture and norms. Appreciation of the responsibilities that occupants of traditional stools carry made government to review their remuneration and welfare packages. It was for this reason that the two committees were inaugurated and for which we have gathered here to receive their reports.
“Today, with the receipt of these reports, our rescue administration is now equipped to address the mockery that was made in the past. We hope that ethnic nationalities will find the necessary drive that would propel community participation in human capital development and by extension, physical development of the state.
“We remain guided by the desire to promote peace in our communities through the cherished ideals of integration, mutual coexistence and respect for cultural values. I assure citizens that our search for a veritable instrument through which we will address their yearnings and aspirations will remain people orientated and hinged on the fulcrum of justice for all.’’

  • Faden Lachang

    Do the right thing , write your name in GOLD.