President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the State House in Abuja lauded the Governor of Plateau state, Mr. Simon Lalong, for his efforts at restoring peace and security in the state, adding that these have made Plateau safer to inhabit.
He urged the indigenes to continue to support the government commitment at making the state safer.
President Buhari stated this at the virtual commissioning of projects executed by the Lalong administration in various parts of the state.
“Governor Lalong has worked hard to restore peace and security to Plateau state. His efforts have yielded positive results as Plateau is no longer perceived as a place to feel unsafe. Well done, Governor Lalong!
“I advise the indigenes of this state to continue to work with the government and security agencies in uniting against crisis merchants who seek to exploit the diversity of the state for their selfish reasons,” he said.
The President condemned the “cases of isolated attacks on innocent citizens in the rural areas such as the one that occurred this Tuesday where villagers including women and children were killed in Kubat, Mangu LGA,” and assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
He also commended the governor for demonstrating commitment to continuity in governance by completing projects inherited from previous governments, charging the incoming administration in the state to emulate such in order to avoid wastage of resources.
“I challenge the incoming administration in Plateau State to build on what he has done and sustain the culture of continuity, especially, in the face of dwindling resources and large infrastructure deficit.”
The projects inaugurated by President Buhari were Flyover, Interchange and Dualisation of 1.7Km British – American Junction Road to Lamingo Roundabout; Radio – Diagnostic and imaging Centre at Plateau Specialist hospital; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command and Staff College at Lamingo, as well as the Inauguration of its Course 001/2023 which he believes will complement efforts at sustaining peace and security.