Governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment towards tackling the security challenges facing the state.
Lalong, who spoke to newsmen at Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, on his return from a two-week trip to Brazil, also promised to clear the arrears of state government workers’ salaries.
The state government on Tuesday declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Riyom and Barkin Ladi LGAs as part of its efforts to end midnight killings in the state.
“I will work closely with security outfits in the state to ensure that the night killings as well as pockets of attacks in some Local Government Areas, LGAs are permanently addressed,’’ he said.
The governor assured state government workers that their salaries would be paid regularly.
Last week the workers, who were owed eight months salary arrears, were paid two months salaries.
Lalong described workers as the backbone of every government and declared that government would not prioritise their welfare.
According to him, for any administration to succeed, its workforce must perform maximally, adding that such performance was only possible if the workers were well motivated.

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