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Ex Legislators Have A Great Role In Profering Solutions Towards Addressing Challenges Of The Nation- Gov Lalong..

 Ex Legislators have a great role in profering solutions towards addressing challenges of the Nation - Gov Lalong


February 2,2021









By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Plateau State Governor Simon  Lalong on Tuesday said  former members of the legislature have a great role to play in profering solutions towards addressing the challenges of the nation and promoting natonal unity. 


Governor Lalong said this while addressing the meeting of former members of the Plateau State House of Assembly at the Government House Rayfield Jos Tuesday 2nd February 2021. 


Lalong said the Forum of former legislators is necessary to harness their experiences and knowledge in handling some of the challenges that the State and nation is contending with. 



A statement signed by Simon Macham 

Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State  said "as former members of the legislative arm of Government, we have to come together and discuss the progress of Plateau State.


 This is the moment for us to work across party lines which is a common practice in the floor of the house especially when it affects critical issues. We can also practice this even if we are no longer legislators".


The Governor said the former members of the legislature should always put the interest of the State above any other consideration as they champion the consolidation of peace and progress in Plateau State.


He called for synergy between past and serving legislators at both the State and Federal levels across party lines in the interest of State, citing the example the newly established Federal Polytechnic Shendam whose bill was initially spearheaded by Hon. Johnbull Shakarau, a former member of the Plateau State house of Assembly who later went to the House of Representatives and collaborated with other elected representatives to champion the cause. 


Acting Chairman of the Forum Hon. Maimako Bello congratulated Governor Lalong for his achievements especially his doggedness for the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Shendam, thanks to the support of President Muhammadu Buhari who has continued to give the Governor a listening ear by acceding to many of his demands. 


Hon. Maimako Bello said the former legislators appreciate the Governor as he has paid attention to their welfare by settling their outstanding entitlements and reaching out to them at personal levels.


Other members also commended the Governor for his vision of completing inherited projects and also implementing new ones throughout the State. 

2021.

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