Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong has pledged to unite the various tribes in the state and ensure that lasting peace was restored in the state, even if it would cost him his life.
The governor stated this yesterday during his church thanksgiving service held at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Pwomol-Heipang, in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
Lalong said his mission as the governor of Plateau State was to bring unity among all the tribes for peace and development of the state.
“I want to ensure Plateau people that we will not sleep until peace is restored permanently in the state; because if our people in rural areas cannot sleep, then we will not sleep as a government; and if we are to bring peace to Plateau State, it is a task that everybody must be involved in, even if it means sacrificing the life of the governor to bring peace on the plateau I am ready to do it.”
He called on all people of the state, both Muslims and Christians, to love one another, saying he was not a governor of a section of people, but the entire state.
“If we want Plateau State to grow then we must learn how to forgive and forget.”
Lalong also directed all the 17 local government chairmen in the state to ensure that there is peace in their locality while calling on them not to sleep, but make sure that peace is restored to the state.

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