PLATEAU State Governor, Simon
Bako Lalong, yesterday, said his
administration would continue to deliver
on its electioneering promises.
He also said he has surprised the
PDP in the state by paying outstanding
salaries left by the past administration.
He said the PDP was also surprised
over his ability to complete most of
the uncompleted projects left by ex-
Governor Jonah Jang.
Lalong stated this at the opening
ceremony of a three-day retreat and
strategy session of the Small and
Medium Enterprise Development
Agency (SMEDAN) in Jos.
“When we came into office, the first
thing they said was that let’s see how
they would pay arrears of salaries. But
today we have paid all. They said we
AN ELDER statesman in Kano,
Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has praised
late former Vice-President, Dr Alex
Ekwueme for his contributions
towards national development.
Yakasai made the remark in an
interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.
He described Ekwueme as a
very meticulous and hard working
person who contributed a lot toward
the development of the country.
NAN recalls that Ekwueme
died on Nov. 19, 2017, at a London
Hospital after a brief illness and he
will be buried on Friday.
Yakasai, who was a Special
Adviser to President Shehu Shagari
on National Assembly Matters,
said the late Ekwueme was also a
committed politician who believed
in the unity of Nigeria.
“The late elder statesman was
a principled and very intelligent
person, who bagged five degrees in
different fields.”
According to him, Ekwueme
spearheaded the campaign for a
number of issues, including zoning
and rotation during the National
Constitutional Conference held
POLICE Command in Kaduna
State says the ban on all forms
procession and a rally in the state
is still in force.
The Public Relations Officer
of the command, ASP Muktar
Aliyu, said this in a statement
made available to the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Kaduna on Tuesday.
Aliyu warned that any
deliberate act to violate the ban
and cause breakdown of law and
order would be met with full
weight of the law.
“The Command wishes to
remind the general public that
the ban on all forms of rallies,
procession is still in force.
“Persons with intent to disrupt
the peace of the state are warned
to desist from the act.
“As the command in
collaboration with relevant
security agencies is adequately
prepared to deal with such
attempts in accordance with the
law,” he said
The Spokesman said law
abiding citizens are free to go
about their lawful business
without fear or hindrance as
adequate security measures had
been put in place to guarantee
their security and safety.
Aliyu appealed to the public
to offer useful information, be
security conscious and report
any suspicious activities to the
nearest security agency.
Dickson security scorecard: 8,500
suspects arrested in six years
Constituency two in the State
Assembly commended Governor
Dickson for his passion in ensuring
that Bayelsa remains one of the
safest states in the country.
Also Special Adviser to the
Governor on Urban Security, Chief
Abednego Don Evareda appealed
to the people to see security as
a collective responsibility and
support the security agencies at
promoting peace and stability.
Speaking on achievements in the
Ministry of Water Resources, Chief
Nengi Talbot Tubornah said by
the end of this year, water vendors
making supplies to residents of
Yenagoa would be a thing of the
past.
Chief Tubornah highlighted
water projects that have been
completed through waterworks
powered by solar energy across
the 8 local government areas of
the state.
The Bayelsa State
could not pay pension that was why one
December, I hit seven months at the same
time and they started calling me the alert
governor.”
He said the opposition later accused
him of leaving abandoned projects, but
he said he had completed many so far.
The governor assured the people that
he would do his best to accommodate
everyone in the state, stressing that he
took an oath to protect the lives of the
people of the state which was why
his government knew nothing about
segregation.
“I took an oath to protect the lives of
the citizens of Plateau State, not the lives
of any ethnic group, not the lives of any
religious group, and I stand to die for
that…All are my own. At the same time,
as the governor of the state, I have the
right to deal with any criminal, whether
you come from my tribe or you belong to
another tribe,” he said.

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