My Decisions Are In The Best Interest Of Plateau - Lalong..
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has said that decisions taken by his administration are in the best interest of the State and not to satisfy any personal or group interest other than that of the people he has sworn to protect and serve.
This was contained in a statement signed by Makut Simon Macham,Director of Press and public affairs to Governor Lalong and made available to newsmen in Jos
The statement reads that Lalong made this known at the monthly prayer and fasting session held at the Chapel of Grace, Government House Chapel, Rayfield Jos for October .
Governor Lalong who addressed several issues regarding the peace and progress of Plateau State, said there is always need for citizens to not only pray for those in authority but also support them with ideas that will provide solutions to challenges of the society.
He said “for me as the Governor of Plateau State, my responsibility is to do justice to all people in the State whatever their background or affiliations. That is why every decision we take as a government is to ensure that we address the problems bordering us and not to escalate it. I will do everything that is needed to ensure that the peace that we have today is maintained and improved upon because when there is peace, there will be investment and prosperity which will reduce crime”.
He advised those who are bent on criticizing every policy of government to think about the greater good of the state rather than parochial sentiments that are capable of isolating people and deterring progress. He emphasized that the bible teaches love for God and one another which cannot be changed because of individual interests.
“We need you to continue to pray for us and encourage us. We are not angels nor are we infallible. Even if we make mistakes, ask God to help us correct them, but I can assure you that we are always consulting with people to find solutions to our problems. The issue is that some people prefer to criticize but hardly bring any solution on the table even the one they vehemently choose to castigate”.
Chaplain of the Government House Rev. Fr. David Ajang in his homily asked the people of Plateau State to reflect on why God endowed the state with abundant natural and human resources that are the envy of people within and outside the country.
He said “we must eliminate religious, tribal and political dichotomy and divisions that polarize us and create divisions. We need to think differently and change the fortunes of the state by thinking Plateau and acting Plateau because when the state prospers, then individuals will be able to realise their God given talents and gifts while the Peace and Tourism that we always relish in will manifest”.