” Calls on citizens to support Incoming administration “
By Israel Adamu,Jos
Governor, Simon Lalong of Plateau state on Thursday commissioned some completed projects initiated by his adminstration.
Lalong who commissioned the projects in Jos, expressed his administration’s commitment to deliver on the dividends of democracy to the people
The Governor appealed to the people of the State to give the incoming administration the support they accorded him during his tenure especially in the area of peace and security which is very crucial to any development.
While commissioning the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ Press center in Jos which he remodeled the Governor called on the incoming administration to carry the people along and shun any divisive tendency that could disrupt continuity in governance.
” You will recall that our administration has been guided by the policy vision anchored on Peace, Security and Good Governance; Infrastructural Development; and Sustainable Economic Rebirth. Since morning we have been commissioning projects in the northern senatorial zone which flow along the rescue vision and are critical to the progress of the State.”
Lalong said “Some of the projects we commissioned are the Riyom General Hospital; the Water Treatment Plant Riyom; the Kuru Ginery; the Mineral House Bukuru; the Legacy Primary School Bukuru; the NewMap project at Chononpong; the Creche at the State Secretariat; the Modern Printing Press at the Nigerian Standard; the Polo-Roundabout, Rwang Pam road network; the Nassarawa Pediatric Hospital; the security outpost in Haske Quarters as well as the Construction equipment at Fursa among others.”
According to Lalong “Without doubt, these are projects that focus on education, security, economy and general well-being of the people. We have through the unveiling of these projects demonstrated that our administration understands the needs of the people and has done its best to meet them according to the available resources.”
He also added that ” As you would have noted, some of these projects were initiated by our administration while others were part of those abandoned by previous administration which we decided to continue with.”
” It is our firm conviction that projects started with the people’s money must not be allowed to decay because of political differences and personal ego.”
“Unfortunately, we have noticed overtime that some people who prefer to politicise everything including development have twisted our intention in order to score cheap political goals. They claim without evidence that our administration has not done any project. However, the unveiling of these projects vindicates us and speaks volumes, contrary to the blackmail and propaganda against our government.”
The Governor also added that ” As we bow out of office, we are not perturbed by those insinuations because the people of Plateau State know the work we have done and we know that posterity will judge us kindly. I urge the people to look after these projects because they are for the benefit of the general public and not the government or any individual.”
The Governor also again condemned the attacks on innocent people in Mangu where many people were killed stressing that the security agencies are on the trail of the attackers and we will never allow them go unpunished.