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Gov Lalong Secures Licence For Rapid Enrollment Of Plateau Citizens To National Database..

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 January 24,2021 GOVERNOR LALONG SECURES LICENCE FOR RAPID ENROLMENT OF PLATEAU CITIZENS TO NATIONAL DATABASE. Following the challenges faced by citizens of Plateau State in enrolling for the National Identity Number (NIN) as a result of few enrolment centres, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has secured the licensing of Plateau State as a service provider for the enrolment of Nigerians residing in the State. The approval which was conveyed to the Governor by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy through the Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz, indicates that the Plateau State Government can now participate in the registration of citizens of the State into the national identity database in line with the provisions of the NIMC Act and other guidelines issued.  Reacting to the development, Governor Lalong said he was excited that the State secured the approval which will not only reduce the hardship faced by citize

Lalong Urges Citizens To Encourage The Armed Forces...

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 Lalong urges citizens to encourage the armed forces January 15,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Governor Simon  Lalong on Friday called on citizens of Plateau to always encourage and support the armed forces at all times . He made this known when he  led other dignitaries to lay wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldier located at the arcade by the Joseph Gomwalk Secretariat in Jos. Addressing the event attended by top Government officials and security heads in the State, Governor Lalong praised members of the armed forces for their sacrifices in protecting the territorial integrity of the country and intervening in domestic security.  Lalong said the sacrifices of the fallen heroes must not be left to go in vain as they gave their all for the security and safety of the citizens.  He said "let us continue to support our armed forces who are still in active service through every means as they deserve our love. We should avoid condemning them over challenges that could arise in the caus

Plateau - We Won't Tolerate Killings Of Innocent Persons ,Criminality- Gov Lalong..

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 Plateau - We would not tolerate killings of innocent persons  , criminality -  Gov Lalong January 13,2021   By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong on  Wednesday said his adminstration  do not want to hear of any incidence of “unknown gunmen” terrorizing its people any longer . He further said that his adminstration is collaborating  with the security agencies to ensure that lasting peace is  achieved  in state . Lalong also said that we are aware of the recent alert by the Department of State Services of a threat to cause inter-religious violence by some criminal elements. " We have to take this alert seriously and ensure that we report any suspicious activity to the security agencies. I also advise our people not to succumb to the divisive antics of such elements who exploit the fault lines of religion, ethnicity, politics and other sectional interests to create chaos." The Governor made this known while speaking at a stakeholders meeting he  convened in

I Am Not Holding Local Govt Salaries- Lalong..

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 I am  not holding Local Govt salaries  – Lalong January 13,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong  on Wednesday  said  that he is not withholding the salaries of Local Government workers as such they have no right to call him names . Lalong made this known while speaking at   an engagement with Plateau state stakeholders on the second wave of covid-19 and security issues held in Jos the Plateau state capital .   Lalong while speaking said "I will be the last person to frustrate the implementation of the new minimum wage to Local Government employees having been one of the first and few Governors to agree on its implementation.  "Besides, I was part of the negotiation at the Federal level after which other tiers of Government were advised to go and negotiate with their employees. Following the prolonged clamor for financial autonomy of the Local Government system nationwide, the matter was finally resolved. As a result, I approved that Local Governmen

Gov Lalong Gov Lalong lament Increase In COVID-19 Related Deaths In Plateau ...

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Gov Lalong Lament increase in COVID 19 related deaths in Plateau .. January 13,2021.. By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong on  Wednesday lamented the  increase in COVID 19 related deaths in Plateau .  He also decried the non-compliance of the laid down protocols   aimed at  curbing the spread of  COVID-19 in the state . The Governor made this known while speaking at a stakeholders meeting he  convened in Jos . He said  "As you may be aware, we are experiencing the second wave of the corona virus pandemic where there is a resurgence of cases across the nation including here on the Plateau." In his words Sadly in Plateau ,we are also recording increasing number of deaths that is very worrisome. In the past weeks, we have seen some prominent persons in Plateau State and indeed across Nigeria die from COVID-19." Lalong  further said that the state  is  recording more daily cases in the State than previously. He said that " i have invited you here a

Plateau: OPSH Denies Killing 2 Youths In Riyom..

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 Plateau: OPSH denies killing 2 youths in Riyom *Says allegation baseless, intended to discredit the outfit.  January 12,2021 Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), an internal military task force in Plateau State, has denied the report linking it to the death of two youths in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. The youths identified as Jerry Bitrus, 28, and Joseph Davou, 32, respectively, were reportedly killed last Sunday, by gunmen in the area. A media report had quoted locals accusing personnel of OPSH of complicity in the act which has drawn condemnations from citizens and politicians alike in the state. But reacting to the allegation, the military outfit insisted that it has nothing to do with the  death of the youths, explaining that rather, its personnel on patrol were drafted to the area on receipt of a distress call about the incident. To this end, it has advised the general public to disregard the allegation which it described as baseless in its entirety. The OPSH, while exo

NMA Scores Governor Lalong High On Health Care...

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 NMA scores Governor Lalong high on health care  January 11,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah  on Monday commended the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong for initiating the construction of mega health facilities in the three senatorial districts. Ujah also hailed the Simon Lalong led administration  for  continuing with inherited work on other projects  which have been moribund for many years. A statement signed  Simon Macham  Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State reads that the NMA President made this known in his speech when Members of the body paid a courtesy call to Governor Simon  Lalong where he scored the Governor high on development of healthcare in the State. Prof. Ujah who has spent many years in Plateau State teaching and practicing medicine said the Rescue of Administration of Governor Simon Lalong has done what is unique by not only focusing on healthcare infrastructure,

Gov Lalong Mourns Retired AIG Dan Bature...

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 Gov Lalong  mourns retired AIG Dan Bature  January 10,2021 Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Governor Simon  Lalong  on Sunday said he is shocked by the sudden death of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police Mr. Dan Bature who died at the age of 58. The Governor made this known in a statement signed by   Simon Macham his Director of Press and  Public Affairs . Lalong while commiserating with his family and the people of Plateau State said the nation has lost a committed and dutiful personality who served the country throughout his career in the Nigeria police force with dignity, courage and zeal. He said even in retirement, AIG Bature continued to serve the nation and Plateau State by offering his wealth of experience and also impacting his immediate community tremendously. The Governor also praised the contributions of the late AIG Bature to the restoration of peace and security in Plateau State through his consistent engagement in peace building and capacity building for crime fighting.  La

Plateau Speaker,Rt Hon Abok Ayuba Loses Grandfather...

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 Plateau Speaker,Rt Hon Ayuba Abok  loses grand father January 10,2021 Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has  lost his  his grandfather, late Ada Izang Nyam Fobur. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Bulus Atang, said late Prince Izang Nyam a retired Army Warrant Officer, Community Leader and elderstateman, died at the age of 92 years in Kaduna after an illness. Reacting to news of the death of the scion of famous Royal family member in Izereland , the speaker, said he have lost a passionate and since grandfather, describing him as a complete gentleman, very patience, a community leader, seasoned politician and fearless lover of the community and the State, whose selfless service will be sorely missed. He prayed God to rest the soul of late Yarima Izang and give all the courage to bear the loss. The late  Izang Nyam Fobur will be burried in Fadan Fobur on Tuesday the 12th January, 2021.

Plateau - Anyone Convicted Of Kidnapping Will Be sentenced To Death - Gov Lalong..

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 Plateau - Anyone convicted of kidnapping   will be sentenced to death - Lalong  January 10,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Sunday said his adminstration would   continue to pay attention to the security of lives and property by adopting various measures to foster peaceful coexistence and also deal with crime and criminality. Lalong made this known while speaking at the 2021 Armed  Forces  Remembrance day  church service held at the COCIN headquarters  church in Jos . "I am aware of the incidences of kidnapping, cultism and other violent crimes in some parts of Plateau State. The Government is working hard with the security agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the ugly incidences are tackled. " Last month, I signed the Anti-kidnapping, Land grabbing, Cultism and Violence-related matters bill passed by the State House of Assembly into law. By that law, anyone convicted of kidnapping in Plateau State will be sentenced to death while cultism

Gov Lalong Congratulates Information Commissioner Hon Dan Manjang @ 60...

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 Lalong congratulates Information Commissioner Dan Manjang @ 60 January 10,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Governor Simon Lalong has felicitated with his Commissioner for Information and Communication Hon. Dan Manjang for attaining the landmark age of 60 years. This was contained in a statement signed by Simon Macham  Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor and made available to newsmen in Jos . The Governor described Dan Manjang as a committed member of the Rescue Mission who has given his best in communicating the programmes and projects of the Government and also sanitizing the citizens towards greater participation in governance.  Lalong said Manjang is a media professional who has brought his experience, knowledge and versatility to bear in the service of Plateau State and Nigeria even at the face of challenges.  He urged him to continue to serve the State with more zeal, resilience and commitment particularly in engaging members of the public towards understanding and sup

Senator Nora Dadu'ut Vows To Fulfill Electorial Promises....

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 Senator Nora  Dadu’ut vows  to fulfill electoral promises January 10,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Senator representing Plateau South   Prof Nora Dadu’ut at the weekend   reaffirmed her  determination to fulfill  all her  electoral promises to the people of  the  Zone . She further  said that she would work to  provide  quality representation to her constituents . “I will do beyond my promises to see that good things come to Plateau  people. “Plateau south  and the entire state will be my number priority,” she said. She made this known while speaking at her  thanksgiving mass in Quanpan local government council of the state .  The Senator also   promised not to disappoint the people of the southern zone and the entire State during her time in the Senate. She said that she would work to tackle poverty in her consistency as well as empower women and youths.     Prof Nora, who is the first female Senator from Plateau State further  expressed appreciation to Governor Simon Lalong ,the  APC l

Gutul's Annual Lecture Initiative (GALI) Donated Assorted Food Items & Clothing To Clapai Orphanage As Part Of It's Annual Routine...

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 *GUTUL'S ANNUAL LECTURE INITIATIVE (GALI) DONATED ASSORTED FOOD ITEMS AND CLOTHING TO CLAPAI ORPHANAGE AS PART OF IT'S  ANNUAL ROUTINE* January 9th, 2021. As part of Gutul's annual lecture routine, they donated assorted food items to CLAPAI ORPHANAGE, a Jos based NGO Delivering the foot items which includes bags of maize, cartons of indomie, bar soap, Maggi cubes also clothings like new wrappers and fairly used clothes, the initiator of GALI (Mr and Mrs Victor Silas Gutul) said it's to help cushion the hardship faced by the CEO (Mrs Kyenpiya Nyabam) and management of the orphanage in taking care of these vulnerable kids. Victor and his wife implored other spirited individuals to partner with CLAPAI to enhance the welfare of these special kids. The event which took place at the orphanage home in Kangang saw varieties of games ranging from egg race, dance, sack race, and many others in order to spice up the gathering. Wife of the initiator of GALI (Mrs Valentina Victor G

Governor Lalong Attends Thanksgiving Mass For Senator Nora Dadu'ut In Quanpan.....

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 January 9,2021 GOVERNOR LALONG ATTENDS THANKSGIVING MASS FOR SENATOR NORA DADU'UT IN QUANPAN  Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong together with his wife Mrs. Regina Lalong were among hundreds of guests that converged on St. Brendan Catholic Church Kwa in Quanpan Local Government Area for the Thanksgiving Mass in honour of Senator Nora Dadu'ut.  Governor Lalong described the election of Senator Nora as the will of God, urging her to do her best to impact the lives of the people of the zone particularly women and youths.   He said the State will give her every support to ensure that she succeeds at the red chambers. He called for unity among the constituents and the elected representatives of the State for the interest of the people. Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Hilary Dachelem said the the emergence of Senator Dadu'ut was for the benefit of all people of the zone irrespective of their backgrounds, hence the need to support her. He commended Governor Lalong for embracing a

Lalong Flags Off Special Public Works Programme For rural Areas In Plateau....

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 Lalong flags off Special Public works programme for rural areas in Plateau  January 8,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Friday  flagged off the Special Public Works Programme in the rural areas of  the state . Speaking at the occasion which took place at the township primary school in Jos , Lalong said It is a great delight for me to address this unique occasion which is the official flag-off of the Special Public Works Programme in the Rural Areas here in Plateau State which was conceived by the Federal Government. In his words " Without doubt, this is a great initiative that further demonstrates the determination of the APC-led Federal Government as well as the APC controlled States to tackle headlong the challenge of unemployment in the country." "That is why the President approved that the initiative be carried out as a way of creating massive jobs at the lowest tier of the economy by maintaining critical public and social infrast

Plateau Speaker ,Rt Hon Abok Ayuba Eulogies Dame Pauline Tallen At 62...

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 PLATEAU SPEAKER EULOGIES DAME PAULINE TALLEN AT 62. January 8,2021  Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has felicitated with the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen on her 62 birthday anniversary.  The Speaker said it is deserving to celebrates an Icon, a great scholar, astute politician of repute and an outstanding administrator who has served and still serving the nation with an uncommon sense of patriotism and unwavering commitment.  In a statement released through his Press Secretary, Bulus Atang,  Abok emphasised the fact that Plateau people are privileged and blessedly to have a goal getter and a development enthusiast like Dame Pauline Tallen,  Saying she is a worthy daughter and Ambassador of Plateau State and a nationalist, owing to her unprecedented scorecards of selfless service, deep compassionate spirit and huge capacity in delivering responsibility of her office. The Speaker, who conveyed the goodwill message on behalf of the leadership, membe

Plateau LGA's Enjoy Autonomy And Control Their Resources- Gov Lalong..

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 Plateau LGA's enjoy  autonomy and control their resources - Gov Lalong January 8,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Friday  said that  Local Governments in the  State enjoy autonomy and control their resources . Lalong made this known while speaking at the flag  off of  the Special Public Works Programme in the rural areas of  the state . He said " Let me use this opportunity to once again speak on the protests by Local Government employees who for over a month have disrupted public peace and led shutting down the State Secretariat over the implementation of the 30 thousand naira minimum wage." "They have not only disregarded efforts to negotiate with Local Government Councils who are their employers, but have gone ahead to wage a campaign of calumny and blackmail against the State Government. They have also gone ahead to defy a subsisting court order restraining them from carrying out their action.  " Lalong said "The State

3 Suspects Arrested In Bokkos For Adulterating Bejafta Fertilizer....

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 3 Suspects arrested  In Bokkos for Adulterating Bejafta Fertilizer January 8,2021 Three suspects caught in the act of adulterating Bejafta Fertilizer have confessed to Men of the Security and civil defence  at the Jos headquarters of the security outfit after series of investigations. Following a tip from an informant,the three men were nabbed at Bokkos Thursday market selling the fake products to unsuspecting buyers. Magon Caleb Titus known as (Semu),Maton Solomon known as (Gunshot) and Sule Umar known as (Nasidi) confessed that they have been into the business of printing bags with the Bejafta brand. They buy good quantity of limestone to add to original Bejafta Fertilizer and mix it to get more quantity,they said they use five original bags to make 20 bags after mixing it with the limestone. Farmers have been complaining of low yield when the Bejafta Fertilizer plant went on a break of non-production for about a year. The Plant resumed operations fully in September,2020 This arrest