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Kanke LGC to start production of hydrofoam bricks - Hon. Henry Jan Gotip




By Pwol Benjamin Dature

21.10.2021


Today The Council Chairman in company of the Director of works of the local government Council went on an inspection to the lateral site at Lebwit and Sharam where they inspected the Quality and availability of lateral sand.


The youthful innovator galvanized his administration effort in diversifying the LG sources of income through improvision and maximizing all potentials dominant in the LG. 


Procurement of Hydrofoam machine will be installed for the production of hydrofoam bricks, which will in turn attract both development, employment and revenue to the LG.


The Executive Chairman also on an executive duty has charged the Local Government Council employees to be more dedicated to there duties. 


The executive Chairman retierated this while holding an interactive session with Directors, Heads of Departments, staffs and all other employees of the LG today at Kwal, headquarters of Kanke Local Government Council, he finally charged them to be fully prepared for the task ahead.


The Chairman acrude the success of his administration, will be a cordial raport between him and his council employees outlining the focal points of his administration to include human capital development. But previlages were not to be abused also workers should be punctual at all times and to avoid ditching work as this has become the norm with Local Government employees.


In an opening remark, the DPM Mrs Angelina Honghai, thanked God for the emergence of the Chairman at the polls and prayed God to grant the Chairman more wisdom, good health and strength to carry the Local Government to greater heights and also assure him of the support of the local government staff in bringing meaningful development to the Area. Responding also the Nulge chairperson assured the council chairman of their cooperation and also pleaded with the Chairman to come to the aid of the pensioners of the Council.


Also in attendance, was the Deputy Chairperson of the Council and Leader of the legislative arm.

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Senator Dadu'ut extends street light project to more communities in Plateau State




By Golok Nanmwa, Jos 

21.10.2021


Senator Professor Nora Ladi Dadu'ut (APC Plateau South) has extended the fixing of streets lights to some other parts of her Senatorial Zone.


Our correspondent reports that Dadu'ut began the Installation of the street lights in Kwalla district of Quanpan Local Government Area of the state.


Dadu'ut said that the project would enhance security and tackle socio-economic challenges of the people considering the importance of light to human and societal development.


She noted that so many rural communities in Plateau south would benefit from this project.

“I have decided to install the street lights in order to reduce the security challenge of my constituents,” she said.


She also urged communities that are yet to benefit from the project to be patient, while expressing her determination to extend the gesture to them.“The project would come  in phases and will cut across other areas that have not benefitted .


Prof Dadu'ut assured the people of her  constituency of quality representation that would improve their standard of living.

She solicited for continued support and prayers from all and sundry to enable her succeed in the task ahead.

 

The Senator however enjoined the benefiting communities to safeguard them jealously in their interest and for the overall development of their respective areas.

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Plateau APC Youth Leader Dashe commends Lalong on 2022 budget proposal, calls for prompt passage




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 

21.10.2020


All Progressive Congress APC Youth Leader Hon Nanloh Joseph Dashe on Thursday commended Gov Simon Lalong   for his industry, passion and commitment to the development, growth and welfare of the entire residents and people of Plateau State.


Dashe further said this manifests in the projects highlighted in the budget proposal presented by the Governor Lalong to the Plateau state house of assembly on Thursday .


Dashe who spoke to our correspondent in Jos  described the 2022 budget proposal as a realistic and optimistic projection devoid of white elephant ideas.


In particular, Nanloh stressed that the Governor’s penchant for prudent management of resources manifested in the meticulous and painstaking allocation of values across the length and width of the  17 Local Government councils of the state.


“This alone is a sure sign that the future is brighter,” he said.


Dashe further pointed out that, “the budget is dotted with several projects that are intended to provide answers to critical needs of the people such as  the construction of the British-American Junction Flyover and dualization to Lamingo Junction Roundabout. ,the design of Master Plan for some selected urban areas in Plateau State namely: (Heipang, Mangu and Shendam)" completing  the building of High Court Complex Phase 1 in Jos,  also   embarking  on the renovation of old High Court Complexes and 35 Magistrate Courts to provide conducive environment for the Judiciary to perform its duties. 


The APC  Youth Leader  who noted that a peaceful environment is a sine qua non to meaningful development called on the residents and people of Plateau State to eschew violence in all its ramifications to ensure that the State government delivers the full potentials in the budget.


He  called on the House of Assembly to apply their legislative prowess to ensure that the budget is given a prompt passage in the interest of the State.

Hon Nanloh also called on Youths of Plateau to support Governor Simon Lalong at all times.

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2023 - PKK Youth Group calls on Hon. Yusuf Gagdi to seek re-election




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


Youths from Pankshin/Kanke/ Kanam Federal Constituency in Plateau state on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on Rep. Yusuf Gagdi Babayo , the member representing them in the House of Representatives in 2023 saying he carries all his constituents along in governance irrespective of religion and Political party.


 "Our Yusuf Gagdi is respectful and carries every stakeholder along in governance he is too useful to the people of PKK he needs to return to the House of Representatives, ," the youths added .


Speaking at a  meeting  on Thursday ,  the  leader of the group Gogop George  said Gagdi has done very well in the Federal House of reps  and should therefore seek another four years to enable him do more for the people.


"Since  it was legitimate for elected lawmakers to seek re-election, its members were urging  Hon Yusuf   Gagdi to go for another term."


"Rep. Yusuf Gagdi Babayo is an exceptional leader who is working so hard to better the lives of his constituents , we must all come together to support this man who thinks of his people always .


“We strongly believe that your continued service at the House of representatives would consolidate on the gains he  has made and ultimately institutionalize the democratic culture in our dear country Nigeria.”


According to Gogop ,Why We Need Yusuf Gagdi at the House of Representatives  in 2023 , he said  that the Member who is the House committee Chairman on Navy by every parameter of assessment has performed creditably and deserves to seek re-election for another term. “You have given the people of PKK , Plateau State and Nigeria at large qualitative representation, we are so proud to be associated with you”. The youths further said .


“Yusuf Babayo Adamu Gagdi is an asset to the people of PKK and should be supported by all to ensure that he wins his second term bid .”


“He has been able to better the lives of the people of PKK and we believe that his return to the House of Representatives for the second term would bring more dividends of democracy to his people.”

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GOVERNOR LALONG MEETS UNIJOS PRO- CHANCELLOR, PROF. JEGA, ASSURES OF ENHANCED SECURITY




Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has met the Pro-Chancellor University of Jos, Prof. Attahiru Jega with an assurance that the State Government is working on improved security and transportation for the staff and students of the University . 


Prof. Jega, who is also the Chairman of the Governing Council, was on a courtesy visit to Simon Lalong at Govt. House Jos. 


He said the students required improved security to  thrive well in their academic activities, saying the school was vulnerable during the recent attacks in the state . 


"We need continous support and improvement to ensure peace, stability and security within the University and environs for its growth and development," he said. 


Jega said that the university also needs 

buses which  would operate within the school, to minimise risk of  insecurity students experience when patronising commercial transportation.

He said improving security in the institution  would build the confidence of the students and  staff of the school in their teaching and learning activities . 


Jega applauded Gov Lalong for his efforts towards building lasting peace in the state and the success of the local Govt Polls, urging him to continue doing his best  to ensure inclusiveness and harmony in the political terrains while pledging the council's  support . 


In his remark, Governor Simon Lalong appreciated the Pro Chancellor for his contributions in improving education in Plateau, having also served as Pro Chancellor of the Plateau State University Bokkos. 


He disclosed that strategies have already been mapped out to improve security in routes leading to the University and other parts of the State. 


He said  efforts are already been made to provide chartered buses  for students , while commercial vehicles would be highly screened for registration to operate within the school,  to ensure the safety of students and staff of the institution. 


Lalong expressed confidence that the Pro Chancellor would extend his good works and exeperience in school administration and other responsibilities, for the development of the institution. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

21st October 2021.

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Lalong presents N106billion appropriation bill to the Plateau State House of Assembly




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 

21.10.2021


Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Thursday presented a proposed 2022 budget of One Hundred and Six Billion, Eight Hundred and Seven Million, Two Hundred and Sixty-Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty-Two Naira, Twelve kobo (106,807,267,642.12) to the House of Assembly. 


While presenting the budget tagged "

A Budget of Economic Recovery and Consolidation of Inclusive Growth 2 to the House, the Governor said the 2022 proposed Appropriation Bill is tailored towards the completion of on-going projects and activation of new that will impact the lives of the people. 


He said the proposed 2022 budget estimate consists of Seventy-Six Billion, Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Million, Seven Hundred and One Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty-Four Naira, Sixty-Two kobo (76,263,701,644.62) only as recurrent expenditure representing 71.4% of the total budget. Thirty billion, five hundred and forty three million, five hundred and sixty five thousand, nine hundred and ninety seven naira, fifty kobo (30,543,565,997.50) only is earmarked as capital estimate representing 28.6% of the total budget. 


This according to him indicates a decrease of Forty Billion, Seven Hundred and Thirty Million, Five Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Eight naira, Eighty-Eight kobo (40,730,552,208, 88) only on the 2021 total approved budget. 


Governor Lalong said "In addition to continuing work on completing on-going infrastructural projects across the three Senatorial Districts of the State, we intend to break ground on new ones. Among them is the construction of the British-American Junction Flyover and dualization to Lamingo Junction Roundabout. Similarly we shall carry out the design of Master Plan for some selected urban areas in Plateau State namely: (Heipang, Mangu and Shendam)". 


He said while the Government hopes to complete the building of High Court Complex Phase 1 in Jos, it shall also embark on the renovation of old High Court Complexes and 35 Magistrate Courts to provide conducive environment for the Judiciary to perform its duties. 


"We shall also establish a Microfinance Development Fund to propel entrepreneurship and accelerate the growth of the Micro and Small Scale Industry in the State for job creation, youth empowerment and poverty reduction. I also wish to also re-assure this Honourable House and indeed the citizens of Plateau State, that the Legacy Projects will be completed and delivered as envisaged. Government is doing everything possible to ensure that the people enjoy the benefits of those projects" he said. 


Lalong explained that the sharp drop in the total budget size compared to last year has become necessary because Government realized that each year's budget deviation performance was on the increase as the annual Budgets were characterized by high deficit projections. This he said prompted the Government to reduce the deficit projections and "cut our coat according to our clothe" in the 2022 proposed budget. 


The Governor further said he hoped that the House will give the proposal necessary attention it deserves. While urging the honourable House to diligently peruse and deliberate on the budget, he said he looked forward to their cooperation in the speedy passage of the budget to enable the government commence implementation and service delivery from the onset of the new financial year. 


In his response, Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Hon  Abok  Ayuba said the House will look at the budget critically and do justice to it in the interest of the citizens of the State. 


He assured the Governor that the House will be thorough and also carry out its oversight functions while ensuring that the budget impacts the lives of the people positively.

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TUWAN PRIMARY HEALTH CLINIC TO GET FIRST LIFT VIA REMODELING




TUWAN PHC CLINIC TO BE UPGRADED AND REMODELED,AS PILOT SCHEME, TO SERVE AS A REFERRAL CENTER FOR PHC CLINICS IN KANKE ,BY THE HON. HENRY JAN GOTIP LED ADMINISTRATION


20th October, 2021


The Executive Chairman of Kanke Local Government Council Hon. Henry Gotip today 20th October, 2021 paid an unscheduled visit to Tuwan Primary Health Care Clinic in Kabwir district of Kanke Local Government Area to appraise the condition of the clinic.


The Council Chairman in company of Team of directors, Medical Doctors and Engineers were at the clinic to assess the state and standard of the Clinic to be ameliorated.


"I deem it fit to pay an unscheduled visit to evaluate the condition of the Clinic. I am here to see things for myself, as you can see the team of Doctors and Engineers will assess the clinic and and bring up innuendo on how we can remodel and upgrade the facilities here to a standard Primary Health Care Clinic with modern facilities to serve as a referral center in the Local Government Area as a pilot scheme. The Doctors will asses the medical equipments and  facilities and come up with suggestions while the team of Engineers will assess the structural aspect of the building, as it is seen the clinic structure is  dilapidated. Henry added


The Chairman also added that Tuwan Primary Health Care Center was chosen to be the first to be remodeled and Serve as a Referral Center to other Primary Health Care Clinics in Kanke Local Government Area.

The hospital if fully upraded will have medical Doctors that will attend to  complicated cases that may arise within the locality and have modern testing facilities.

  

As you will recall,

During the period of campaigns, the Council Chairman promised to remodel and upgrade one of the Primary Health Care center within the Local Government Area to a referral center  with modern facilities and  has kept to his word by matching words with action with this visit.

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Gov Lalong to present 2022 budget to to the House of Assembly tommorow




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


Plateau State Governor Barrister Simon Bako Lalong is scheduled to present the 2022 Appropriation Bill to the Plateau State House of Assembly tomorrow, Thursday 21st October 2021. 



A statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau reads that  the presentation would   take place at the main chambers of the Plateau State House of Assembly Jos by 11am.

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Gov Lalong inaugurates steering committee for the development of Plateau State




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


Plateau state Governor  Simon Lalong ,on Wednesday inaugurated a  steering committee for the development of the state.


Speaking at the occasion in Jos , the Governor said that despite the fact that his administration is scheduled to exit the stage in less than two years from now, he is determined  to leave behind positive and lasting legacies for the people of Plateau State.


In his words "I had charged the Programme Management and Results Delivery Office (PMRDO), to work with our State Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Office, to leverage on the experiences and the lessons learned from our participation at the 2019 session of the United Nations General Assembly to craft a development plan that will outlive this current administration. "


Lalong also said that "The Plateau State Agenda 2050 will not only build upon the gains of the current Plateau State Development Strategy 2019 – 2023, but will also deliberately align it's aspirations as a State to the global development targets and indicators captured in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), he added.


He further said  "We are conscious of the dwindling inflow of resources from the centre, and the resultant agitations from various States in Nigeria for a review of the revenue sharing formula. "


"Our aspiration as a State is to continue to grow and develop in such a manner that in no distant time, we will no longer need to depend on the inflow of resources from the centre. Already, we have started looking inwards and achieving modest results."


"Plateau State is blessed with so many natural resources in agriculture; solid minerals; and tourism, which should make this State a significant net surplus contributor to the national coffers."

" I believe Nigerians have not forgotten the fact that Plateau State in the past played a key role in sustaining the Nigerian economy with the tin and Columbite from her mines for several decades before the advent of oil in this country. "


He charged the  Steering Committee to leave no stone unturned in the effort of developing the blueprint that will restore Plateau State to the top three States in Nigeria with respect to economic development, good governance, and the social welfare of her people. 


"As a gender-sensitive Governor and one who believes in the capacity of women to contribute effectively to assignments such as this, I promise to include on this committee, the Head of the Plateau State Gender and Equal Opportunity Commission immediately ".


He called on the committee to provide strategic leadership and direction for the Development Plan Project as well as to ensure the carrying out of a Needs Assessment and set up Sectoral Working Groups accordingly as well as o oversee the process of developing the Plan and guide the work and activities of the Sectorial Working Committees, ensuring consistency with their respective Terms of Reference.


He said that  committee would report regularly to the Executive Governor on the progress of work on the project and to provide necessary linkages between the State Executive Council, the State House of Assembly, the State Traditional Council, the Organised Private Sector and other relevant  Stakeholders in the State.


" The composition of this committee has been carefully designed to convey sufficient authority, ensure inclusivity, and build sustainability. It is expected that the consultative engagements in this assignment will be wide and devoid of any partisan preferences. Only the best will be good enough for our state."


Our correspondent reports that  the Deputy Governor of Plateau State Prof Sonnie Tyoden would act as Chairman of the committee  ,while the Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly , as well as  Secretary to the Government of the State Prof Danladi Atu  would serve as members .

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REMARKS BY THE GOVERNOR AT STATE INAUGURAL METTING

 



REMARKS BY H.E. RT. HON. (DR) SIMON BAKO LALONG, KSGG, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE STATE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLATEAU STATE AGENDA 2050 HELD AT NEW GOVERNMENT HOUSE, RAYFIELD, JOS ON 20TH OCTOBER 2021.


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1. It is a great privilege to welcome you to this brief but very important event. Despite the fact that this administration is scheduled to exit the stage in less than two years from now, holding this kind of activity is a clear demonstration of our commitment to lay the foundation for the growth and long-term development of Plateau State over the next thirty years. That is, the focus of Plateau State Agenda 2050.

2. In our continuous efforts to leave behind positive and lasting legacies for the people of Plateau State, I had charged the Programme Management and Results Delivery Office (PMRDO), to work with our State Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Office, to leverage on the experiences and the lessons learned from our participation at the 2019 session of the United Nations General Assembly to craft a development plan that will outlive this current administration. 

3. I was therefore excited to receive the report that these two offices successfully collaborated to attract the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the development of the Plateau State Agenda 2050. It is our intention to maximize this opportunity which the UNDP has provided for Plateau State to prepare for a better future.


4. The Plateau State Agenda 2050 will not only build upon the gains of the current Plateau State Development Strategy 2019 – 2023, but will also deliberately align our aspirations as a State to the global development targets and indicators captured in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

5. The saying goes that “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” Going by the dynamic nature of global challenges that resonate with every part of the world including Plateau State, we are determined to ensure that we are not caught napping. That is the reason why we are laying down this plan to ensure that Plateau State does not fail particularly in the days of adversity. 

6. We are conscious of the dwindling inflow of resources from the centre, and the resultant agitations from various States in Nigeria for a review of the revenue sharing formula. Our aspiration as a State is to continue to grow and develop in such a manner that in no distant time, we will no longer need to depend on the inflow of resources from the centre. Already, we have started looking inwards and achieving modest results.

7. Plateau State is blessed with so many natural resources in agriculture; solid minerals; and tourism, which should make this State a significant net surplus contributor to the national coffers. I believe Nigerians have not forgotten the fact that Plateau State in the part played a key role in sustaining the Nigerian economy with the tin and Columbite from her mines for several decades before the advent of oil in this country. 

8. I make bold to say that we can do it again as those resources are still available in abundance. Besides, we have human resources and talents in various fields that we are ready to offer the world. That is why we have planned an Economic and Investment Summit that will enable us remind investors of the vast opportunities that Plateau State is blessed with

9. Bearing this conviction in mind, I wish to charge this Steering Committee to leave no stone unturned in the effort of developing this blueprint that will restore Plateau State to the top three States in Nigeria with respect to economic development, good governance, and the social welfare of her people. 

10. The composition of this committee has been carefully designed to convey sufficient authority, ensure inclusivity, and build sustainability. It is expected that the consultative engagements in this assignment will be wide and devoid of any partisan preferences. Only the best 

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NORTHERN GOVERNORS GREET MUSLIMS AT EID-EL MAULUD: CHARGE THEM TO BE LIVE IN LOVE:




The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria as they join their counterparts worldwide to  mark this year’s Eid-el Maulud . 


The Governor in a message on behalf of his colleagues to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, said the special occasion brings to remembrance the teachings of the Holy Prophet who emphasized love, forgiveness, peaceful coexistence and humility among others. 


He said the failure of humanity to practice love is what has given rise to selfishness, violence, intolerance, religious bigotry, ethnic hatred, corruption, high crime rate and unimaginable level of wickedness that is prevalent in various forms. 


Lalong said this celebration should be used as a moment for reflection and reconsideration of the fortunes of the nation which can be changed if all Muslims live their lives according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as contained in the Holy Qur’an. 


He said Nigeria is in dire need of inter-religous harmony and dialogue, practical faith based conduct as well as truthful lifestyles that unite people and enhances their ability to experience and share love with one another irrespective of their faiths, education, economic status and ethnicity. 


While wishing the Muslim community a successful celebration, Governor Lalong assured them that the Northern Governors Forum will continue to work hard in promoting peace, tolerance, national unity and religious harmony particularly in the present circumstances where the nation is in need of a common front to overcome, corruption, insurgency, fight poverty and accelerate development. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State & Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.

19th October 2021

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PRESS STATEMENT




18.10.2021


NO MAULUD PROCESSION IS ALLOWED ON THE PLATEAU

  

Operation SAFE HAVEN have noted the arrangement by some Muslim Youths on the Plateau to hold a procession to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW (PbuH) on Tuesday 19 October 2021. 


Information received also indicated that the procession is organized without the knowledge of Jamaatul Nasir Islam, security agencies and the Plateau state government.


While felicitating with the entire Muslim ummah on the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW (PbuH) and recognising the right to such processions under different circumstances, it is however  expedient to state that the fragile peace on the Plateau does not present a conducive  atmosphere for any form of procession at the moment.


Further to this, Operation SAFE HAVEN therefore wishes to draw the attention of the youths and  members of the public on the ban of any kind of protest and procession by the state government which is still in force. 


Consequently, Operation SAFE HAVEN encourages the Muslim faithfuls to observe the Maulud without any form of procession. 


Meanwhile, the Commander, Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali has directed troops to ensure that no group organizes any form of procession during the period of the Maulud. 


Operation SAFE HAVEN is working assiduously with the Plateau state government, critical stake holders such as traditional rulers, religious leaders and law abiding citizens to ensure peaceful co-existence. To live together, we must live in peace with one another.


HAPPY EID EL MAULUD TO ALL MUSLIM FAITHFULS


ISHAKU TAKWA

Major

MIO OPSH

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Missing Vanguard Reporter: IPC demands thorough investigation




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 

18.10.2021


 International PPres seriously concerned about the sudden disappearance of Vanguard Newspaper's House of Representatives Reporter, Mr. Tordue Salem since last Wednesday.


Mr. Salem was reportedly last sighted within the premises of a Total Filling Station, opposite the FCT, Abuja Police headquarters on Wednesday evening.


A statement signed by Olutoyin Ayoade

Communications Officer, IPC made available to newsmen in Jos reads that the Editor of Vanguard newspaper, Mr. Eze Anaba confirmed that Mr. Salem was yet to be seen as at this morning, Monday October 18, 2021.


IPC's Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a statement said that Salem's disappearance is disconcerting and the search for him should be accorded high priority by the Police and other security agencies.


"In a country where the rights of journalists and media professionals are continuously violated, concerted efforts by relevant stakeholders are necessary to ensure that Mr. Salem returns to his family and beat safely, and that the safety of other journalists and media professionals is guaranteed", he added.


IPC therefore appeals to the government and the security agencies to do all within their powers to locate Journalist Salem.

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DG ITF Urges staff to Imbibe reading culture




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 



Director General of the Industrial Training Fund ITF Sir Joseph Ari on Monday said reading is a critical tool of empowerment.




 He also stressed  the need for all staff of ITF  to engage themselves to imbibe reading culture.



Ari  made this known while speaking at the ITF 14th Library week held at the headquarters  in Jos.

"In the ITF, the first Library Week was organised in 2007 and was aimed at boosting the reading culture in the ITF staff and other users. Since then, the event has been organised every year, leading to marked increment in the patronage of its numerous services, he added .


Represented by Dickson Onuoha  ,the Director Information and Communication of the fund  ,Ari said "I am very delighted to be here for the 14th edition of the ITF Library Week, which is an important activity on the Fund’s annual calendar that affords us the platform to celebrate the invaluable role of libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming societies. 


In his words " What  we are celebrating today, dates back to 1958, when the American Library Association (ALA) organised the first library week. "


He further  said that the decision to organise the Library week by the Association was premised on the fact that fewer people were spending money on books, and devoting more time to television and radio shows. 


 



Ari also added that this year, the ITF Library Week with the theme: Library Matters: Building a Reading Culture, is in furtherance of our continued efforts to ensure well rounded staff that are mentally and intellectually prepared to drive the achievement of our onerous mandate.


"As you may be aware, the ITF Library offers an array of services and opportunities for knowledge growth within our community because it contains a wide range of books on various subject matters for diverse readers, and is open not only to staff and their children/wards but to members of the general public desirous of taking advantage of its immense resources. "


The question may be asked; why the emphasis on building a reading culture? Why do libraries matter? For us, the answer is simple; as the leading Human Resource Development Organisation in Nigeria, with the wide ranging mandate to provide, promote and encourage the acquisition of skills, we are expected to be ahead of the field in the discovery of new and trending skills, information and knowledge. For us therefore, knowledge creation is a sine qua non. 


It is often said that, “You cannot give what you don’t have.” Therefore, for the ITF to sustain the momentum of growth, increasing relevance and its positioning as a leader in the ever changing and fast-paced knowledge economy in Nigeria, we must embrace and imbibe a strong reading culture otherwise, our vision of aspiring to be among the best in the world will not be fully realized. 


This is because organisations that embrace a reading culture build creative and innovative teams that set the tone for development in their sector. In addition, a reading Organisation is basically a learning Organisation that will remain ever relevant because they are able to adapt to any change in the environment that is occasioned by either technology or policies of Government. 


He  stressed  that reading is not only for organizational growth alone but also for individual benefit as it aids in developing the individual’s thoughts, cognitive mental stimulation and brain exercising, vocabulary and knowledge expansion, stress and tension relief and helps with depression and dysthymia amongst others.


Ari called on citizens  to visit the library and pick a book and read. I implore you to also make reading part of your daily life; Make a plan read a book a month and by the end of the year, you would have read twelve books. 


"We have a library that can boast of being one of the best on the Plateau State. I urge you to visit our library and I assure you that you will find inte

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Plateau State APC Congress: list of officials as emerged




18.10.2021


NORTHERN ZONE;


1.Chairman- Hon. Rufus D. Bature

2. Organising Secretary-Hon. Philip A. Adik

3.Welfare Secretary -Da Christopher Mancha

4.Auditor- Mark Kwon

5. Asst. Treasurer - David Sauni

6. Zonal Chairman North - Agwom Atang

7. Zonal Women Leader -Ngo Bang Dalyop

8. Zonal Youth Leader- Nyam Ajiji

9. Leader Disability- Elder Yakubu Ajiji Amarkson

10. Ex-Officio - Hon. Danjuma Danke Nyalum


CENTRAL ZONE;


11. Deputy Chairman- Hon. James Jang Donchin

12. Asst. Women Leader - Mrs. Larai Kwarsen

13. Zonal Youth Leader - Hon. Ambayin Atawal

14. PRO- Hon Sylvanus Namang

15. Zonal Women Leader - Mrs. Alice Dakahap

16. Zonal Secretary - Mr. Godwin Gunat

17. Women Leader - Hon. Alice Dimlong

18. Physically Challenged- Mr. Amos Elkanah

19. Legal Adviser - Barr. Kwande Joshua Butdan

20. Asst. Financial Sec. - Mr. Danladi Dador

21. Zonal Chairman - Hon. Jonah Goshit Gombwer

22. Asst. Secretary - Mr. Manabe Bako Wumana

23. Ex-Officio II - Hon. Bebiana Shwarmwakat

24. Asst. Youth Leader - Kefas Amos

25. Treasurer - Mepobi Ishaku Magani

26. Asst. Legal Adviser Buhis Sulisma

27. Zonal Org. Sec. - Hen Ado Bawa

28. Zonal Women Leader - Longest Tokden

29. Zonal PRO - Akilu Garba


SOUTHERN ZONE;


30. Youth Leader - Nanloh Joseph Dashe

31. Asst. P.R.O.- Nimzing Pyennap

32. Financial Secretary- Hon. Nansale Ayuba

33. Secretary -Fidelis Longbap

34. Ex-Officio -Auwal Hamza

35. Legal Adviser - Barr. Na'aniep Pwgwai Tchlukk

36. Zonal Women Leader - Mrs. Monica Yusu Zal

37. Chairman South- Alh. Musa Abdulahi Nyalum

38. Asst. Organising Sec. - Mr. Fannap Daniel 

39. Asst. Auditor - Maimaiko Sule

40. Asst. Welfare- Alh. Isa Mai Balango

41. Zonal Youth Leader - Dawam Ezekiel

42. Ex- Officio - Jonah Cirman

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Plateau State Speaker Rt. Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba, panegyrizes His Royal Majesty, The Gbong Gwom Jos @70




17th October, 2021.


The Rt Hon Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Nuhu Ayuba has congratulated HRH Da Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gom Jos and Chairman, Plateau State Traditional Council of Chiefs and Emirs on his 70th birthday while wishing him long life, more strength has pilot effectivelythe effect of the sacrifices and good the affairs of the state Traditional council.


The Speaker who spoke from a generational perspective again reminded the Royal Father that every child living on the Plateau belongs to him and looks up to him as an inspiration. He said we'll continue to look up to you because your life is worthy of emulation and we pray that God will continue to prolong your days for our common good.


Also speaking from the Legislative arm, Mr Speaker reemphasized the position of the State legislators as messengers to the people and that the 9th State Assembly remain committed to the plight and the voice of the common Plateau man.


Mr Speaker therefore on behalf of himself, family and the 9th Assembly, wished The high Majesty and her Royal Highness our dear mummy, long life, wisdom, peace and understanding as they forge ahead with the task of contributing in the rebuilding of a prosperous Plateau of our dreams.

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Gov Lalong eulogizes Gbong Gwom Jos @70




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 

17.10.202


Governor Simon  Lalong has described the Gbong Gwom Jos, His Majesty Da Jacob Gyang Buba as a patriotic leader whose passion for peace, justice and unity has assisted in the substantial restoration of peace and tranquility in Plateau State and clearly reflects in his conduct and utterances over the years. 


Governor Lalong while speaking at a reception to mark the 70th birthday of the monarch in Jos, said the Royal Father has not only demonstrated consistency in his advocacy and creation of conducive environment for peaceful coexistence and economic prosperity of Plateau State, but that of the entire nation. 


Lalong said the life story of Da Jacob Gyang Buba has been characterized by persistence, patience, diligence, honesty and philanthropy both in his professional career and Royal capacity. 


He said as the Chairman of the Plateau State Council of Chiefs, the Gbong Gwom has continued to mobilise the Royal Institution towards supporting the Rescue Administration in restoring peace and security in the State. Such efforts he said have assisted the Government to consolidate on its achievements in various sectors. 


In their goodwill messages, Former Governor Dara Janah Jang, Long Goemai Miskom Martin Shaldas III, and others, said the celebrant is a man of his words who does not condone injustice, corruption and violence in any form.

This according to them has stood him out as a man of principle and courage. 


In his response, His Royal Majesty the Gbong Gwom Jos Da Jacob Gyang Buba appreciated the show of love demonstrated by his family, friends, well wishers, people of Berom land, Plateau State and Nigeria at large, saying he is humbled by the words of affirmation and encouragement. 


He decried the level of insecurity, intolerance and disharmony that has denied the country and Plateau State in particular the stability for growth and development. He said this is most unfortunate because the society has abandoned timeless values and has been raising children that are confused on the right path to a greater society. 


He thanked Governor Lalong for carrying along the Traditional Institution and working for peace and reconciliation, a development he said he will continue to support and promote. 


The Gbong thereafter bestowed traditional titles on 10 individuals who have contributed immensely to the development of Plateau State and Nigeria at large. They include  Mr. Austin Pam Dalyop (Galadiman Jos) Engr. Jang Chuwang Tanko (Jarman Jos), Alh Mansur Nakande (Makaman Jos), Chief (Dr) Felix Ezeanoche ( Mutawallen Jos) Da Toma Chuwang Minti (Ngwom Nkanang) Da Michael Gyang Pam (Sarkin Pada), Da Choji Zang Tott (Talban Jos), Mrs. Felicia Chomo Sodipe (Jakadiyan Jos), Mrs. Sarah Dagah (De Sele Berom), as well as Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed DG NTA, a childhood friend of the Gbong Gwom who was given the title of Tafidan Jos.

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Senator Dadu'ut attends conference of Assemblies of African Parliamentary Union held at Djibouti





By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Senator Professor  Nora   Dadu'ut (APC Plateau South )  recently attended the 76th session of the Executive Committee and the 43rd Conference of Presidents of National Parliamentary Assemblies of African Parliamentary Union held  at Djibouti , Republic of Djibouti from 9th to 16th of October 2021 .


The Conference  was attended by over 20 African States .


The Conference deliberated on two major themes 1st  The Impact of Covid-19 Health crisis on African  populations; Resilience and challenges to be met and  the  pandemic  effects on African Economics and how to ensure economic recovery and secondly  the Political Economic and Social role of the African woman in the COVID  19 Health crisis.  


The Parliamentarian from Central Africa Hon. Ernest Mizedio was nominated to chair the discussions and Resolutions reached  ,while  Senator Prof. Nora Ladi Daduut  was nominated to serve as Rapporteur(being bilingual).

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GOVERNOR LALONG PRAISES PLATEAU APC FAMILY, AS NEW STATE PARTY EXCO EMERGE




Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong says the All Progressives Congress family in Plateau State remains a beacon of democracy and the hope for the peace, progress and unity of the State and the nation at large. 


Governor Lalong who spoke at the APC State Congress in Jos where members of the State Executive Committee were elected, said the level of maturity and seamless conduct demonstrated by members clearly shows the strength of the party in the State and the unity of its members. 


Lalong said the peaceful conduct of the State Congress which was through consensus shows how committed the members are in galvanising all differences and working together for the common interest of the party. 


Lalong said such unity of purpose has been responsible for the continous acceptance of the party and its consolidation in Plateau State, which accounted for the recent overwhelming victory of the APC in the recent Local Government elections and enable the party to win in all the 17 Local Government areas. 


While urging the new State party Executives to work in synergy with other party officials at the Local Government, Ward and Unit levels, Governor Lalong emphasized the need for them to carry along all members and be fair, honest and transparent in all their dealings. 


Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Idris Wase and other APC political leaders described the State Congress as yet another record breaker in the successes achieved by the party in the State. 


They said this successful congress has clearly shown that the APC remains the biggest party in the State and across the nation with clear capacity for more victories in forthcoming elections. They urged members to come together and embrace reconciliation and patience in supporting the elected party officials to deliver on their mandate. 


Responding on behalf of the newly elected State Exco, Chairman-elect Hon. Rufus Bature, immediate past Secretary to the Government of Plateau State and one time member of the State House of Assembly, expressed appreciation to the members and leaders of the party for electing them. 


He said the fact that their election done through consensus without any challenges means that the party has fully evolved and is taking major strides in good governance, inclusivity and fairness to the citizens. 


Bature specifically thanked Governor Lalong for giving the State the needed leadership that has endeared APC to the people and continued to give them hope. He said the party exco will support him and also carry along all members at all times and also avail them level playing field for aspiring to any position. 


The election was conducted by the APC State Congress Committee set up by the national body and witnessed by INEC. The new Exco has 36 members. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

16th October 2021.

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THE EFFICACY OF ELECTING HON. RUFUS BATURE AS PLATEAU STATE APC CHAIRMAN




By Buhari Auwal 

16.10.2021


Barring any last-minuite changes, all is set for the affirmation of Honorable Rufus Bature - the consensus candidate presented by Plateau North APC Stakeholders to spearhead the affairs of our great party, the All Progressives Congress as State Chairman. 


Given that the 2023 general elections are lurking at the corner and the burning desire to have a State Chairman that understands the ropes to consolidate the formidability of the party and lead us to extend our winning streak in our strongholds, capture our weakholds and deepen the gains of the RESCUE ADMINISTRATION of our peace loving Governor, Simon Lalong, the choice of Honorable Rufus Bature couldn't have come at a better time.


As a former Minority Leader in the Plateau State House of Assembly, DG of Lalong/Tyoden Campaing Organisation that wrestled power from PDP in 2015 and Secretary to the Government of Plateau State (2015-2019) I can say with the highest degree of precision that Hon Rufus Bature will leverage on his pedigree, tenacity, experience, wining formular and magic wand to do the job.


It is my earnest prayer that God leads the way for him as he navigates us to a resounding victory in 2023.


Shalom

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Amb. Chris Giwa bags Doctorate Degree from TCNN




15th October, 2021.


Astute politician and renowned philanthropist,  Amb Chris Giwa has bagged a honorary Doctorate Degree from the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN).


He bagged the meritorious award during the convocation ceremony of the institution which took place on Friday the 15th of October, 2021 at Bukuru in Jos, Plateau State.


Giwa, an Ambassador of Peace and one time Gubernatorial candidate in Plateau State was honoured for his long-time commitment and support for the church which has seen him roofing over fifty churches in Plateau State, supporting numerous community projects such as building of bridges, rural electrification, and employing medical personnel's to cater for the health needs of many across the nooks and crannies of Plateau State among many laudable philanthropic interventions.


In his acceptance speech, Amb Chris Giwa acknowledged God Almighty for his blessings and grace, promising not to relent.  He appreciated the Theological College of Northern Nigeria for finding him worthy of such honour pledging not to relent in supporting the growth of the church and other humanitarian efforts and donated the sum of five million naira to aid the college in it's developmental efforts.

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Langtang North council boss Zulfa to swear in newly elected councilors today




By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 



Executive Chairman Langtang North Local Government Council Hon. Barr. Zulfa Bitrus Rimven  will  perform the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected legislative council members today, Friday 15th October 2021 


A statement signed by Shedul Goodman Nanven the Personal  Assistant to the Executive Chairman made available to newsmen reads that the event is to hold at the Langtang North Local Government Legislative Chamber by 2:00pm prompt


Please note that COVID-19 protocols will be strictly observed.

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REPS PASSES BILL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION PANKSHIN




14th October, 2021


The quest to upgrade the Federal College of Education, Pankshin to the status of a full university of education for the award of Degrees in Education, in order to foster teacher education in Nigeria has taken a giant leap with the passage of a bill for that purpose by the House of Representatives today.


At the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase today, report on the bill presented earlier this year by the member representing Pankshi/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi for an Act to provide for the establishment of Federal University of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, for the promotion and development of education in Nigeria and other matters related thereto, was laid for consideration by the Chairman of the House Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, where the House had unanimously voted for the passage of the bill.


With this milestone achieved, the sponsor of the bill and member representing PKK was full of gratitude to the leadership of the House of Representatives for giving the bill the needed speedy consideration in view of the strategic importance of fostering education in Nigeria, by breeding high quality teachers, while assuring the takeoff of the university before the end of his tenure in 2023.


The lawmaker assures of speedy concurrence of the bill by the Senate, having already sought consideration of his colleagues in the red chamber and the assurance by leadership of the Senate to fast track concurrence of the bill once passed by the House of Representatives.


Speaking on why the bill has received speedy consideration of the House of Representatives and its likelihood to receive similar fate at the Senate, Rt Hon. Gagdi said such speed is underscored by the importance of the bill in the educational life of Nigerian nation and the dogged lobbying prowess of the sponsor of the bill.


As an alumni of FCE Pankshin, Gagdi said if all he could achieve in his four years tenure as the member representing PKK was the taking off of the institution, then he would have left the National Assembly a fulfilled man, who has achieved everything, not only for his constituency, but the state in general.


Gagdi assures the FCE community that the taking off of Federal University of Education, Pankshin is a near done project that will come to fruition in no distant future, as both human and capital resources already in the institution for its smooth takeoff.


In a related development, the member representing PKK has today, advocated for the completion of federal road projects in his constituency, while contributing on the debate on the general principle of the 2022 budget, which was presented to the National Assembly last week, as the lawmakers brace up for budget defense in coming weeks.


Reported by:

Gagdi Media Team

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GOVERNOR LALONG VISITS WUKARI TARABA STATE; CONDOLES WITH JUKUN NATION OVER DEATH OF AKU UKA Ii




Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Thursday 14th October 2021 led a delegation from Plateau State to Wukari in Taraba State to condole with the Jukun nation over the passage of the Aku Uka, His Majesty, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, Kuvyo II, CON, who recently joined his ancestors at the age of 84. 


Lalong while condoling with the family, the traditional council and the entire Jukun nation, described the passage of the Aku Uka as painful. He however said there was great consolation by the fact that he lived a fruitful and long life where he impacted positively on the fortunes of his people and society at large. 


He said the Royal Father who was the Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, demonstrated high sence of patriotism, peace and goodwill towards all manner of people irrespective of their backgrounds. 


The Governor said he learnt a lot from the late monarch who was a father to him many others, and constantly reminded him of the need to be fair, just, humble and peaceful in all his activities. This he said has guided him in governance where he remains passionate about unity, forgiveness, dialogue and tolerance. 


While praying God to grant the immediate family and the sons and daughters of Jukun nation the fortitude to bear the loss, he admonished them to keep alive the legacies of integrity, unity, loyalty and peaceful coexistence which the Royal Father preached and practised during his reign. 


Also speaking, the Long Gamai of Shendam Miskoom Hubert Shaldas III said the passage of the great monarch who reigned for about 45 years was filled with achievements that brought peace and progress to the land as well as improved the lives of the Jukun people. 


He said the Gamai nation will continue to remember its roots in the Kwararafa Kingdom and also uphold the rich history and tradition that has made the people stand out anywhere in the world. 


Responding on behalf of the most senior traditonal title holder in the palace, the former Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Samuel Danjuma Gani expressed the deep appreciation of the Aku Uka palace and the Jukun nation for the show of love and solidarity of the Government and people of Plateau State. 


He said the Governor who as a Kwararafa son has recieved a traditonal title from the kingdom, continues to show high sense of fraternity and solidarity with the Jukun nation. 


He said the respect and honour he has done to the Royal Father both in death and in life will never be forgotten. 


Dr. Samuel used the opportunity to also thank the entire people of Plateau State who have maintained friendship and goodwill with not only the Jukun people, but the entire people of Taraba State. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

14th October 2021.

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BREAKING: THE THREE CATHOLIC SEMINARIANS KIDNAPPED ON MONDAY IN KADUNA REGAIN FREEDOM




13th October, 2021


The three men whom were kidnapped during an attack on Monday at the Christ the King Major Seminary in Kafanchan, Kaduna State.


A statement from the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Emmanuel Okolo, said they were released on Wednesday, about 48 hours after their abduction.


The statement also urged Catholic churches to organise Thanksgiving masses for the successful release of the abducted people.


It, however, did not say whether any ransom was paid for their release.


Below is the full statement from the diocese.


From: The Curia, Catholic Diocese Of Kafanchan


To: CBCN, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna Province, Vicar Foranes, Priests, Religious, People Of God, All Men and Women Of Goodwill


Subject: Three Seminarians of Christ the King Major Seminary Released


Date: 13/10/2021, Optional Memorials of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Edward


With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Three Major Seminarians, who were abducted by armed persons from the Chapel of the Seminary at Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Monday 11 October, 2021. Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors.


We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Seminarians and Others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers. We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.


Below is a video of the release captives as they are received in a thanksgiving mass today at church.

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EMBRACE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED SECURITY- MAJ GEN IS ALI




The General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army/ Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali charged officers to embrace digital technology to improve security in the country.


Maj Gen Ali gave the charge today 13 Oct 21while delivering his opening remarks at the sensitisation lecture organised on the use of Digital Emergency Alert and Tracking Application at Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army Jos. The GOC noted that the current security challenges calls for the use of technology to overcome them.


During his presentation, the Resource Person, Mr Atai Akpan who is a digital transformation expert noted that the application would be useful against crimes such as kidnapping, banditry and other crimes.


The presentation featured interactive session and practical session, where the use of the application was demonstrated to the officers.

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Langtang South Chairman Venman Bulus approves dissolution of the Tax Force on revenue







13th October, 2021


Executive Chairman Langtang South Local Government Council, Hon Prince Vincent Venman Bulus has approved the  dissolution of the Tax force on revenue in Langtang South with effect from today October 13, 2021.


That all revenue earning receipt in the hands  of the former tax force Officials should be return to the Local Government Finance department not later than tomorrow October 14, 2021 by 12pm


He said that henceforth no member of the public should transact with any of the former members, anybody who transact with them does that at his own risk.

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TUNE IN AND KNOW THE RUDIMENTS OF PLASCHEMA




The Government of Plateau State under the Leadership of the Rt Hon Dr Simon Bako Lalong KSGG is a trailblazer.


The Plateau State Contributory Healthcare  Management Agency (PLASCHEMA), is making Universal Health Coverage a possibility for the first time on the plateau and making sure no one is left behind.


Tune in and get informed!!!

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NORTHERN GOVERNORS FORUM MOURN AKU UKA; DR. SHERARAU ANGYAU MASA IBI - KUVYO II




The Northern Governors Forum has described as sad the demise of the Paramount and Supreme Ruler of the Jukun Race and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, Kuvyo II CON who joined his ancestors at the age of 84. 


Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong who described the death of the Aku Uka as painful, said the Royal Father was a man of integrity and a uniting factor having led the Kwararafa Race for 45 Years. 


While condoling Governor Darius Ishaku and the entire people of Taraba State, Lalong said Dr. Shakarau did a lot to enhance the political, educational, social, economic and cultural lives of his people by initiating various programs and projects during his lifetime. 


He also provided leadership to the sons and daughters of Jukun race at home and abroad and mobilised them for various accomplishments in their areas of endeavour which rubbed off positively on the kingdom. 


Governor Lalong also praised the role played by the Royal Father in the affairs of the Northern Region and the nation where he contributed enormously within the Traditional System to advance solutions to many challenges of the region and the nation at large. 


Governor Lalong said the Northern Governors Forum will miss his wise counsel and passion for peace, harmony and development which he consistently advocated during his reign. 


He asked God to grant the Royal Father eternal rest and comfort the Jukun nation and the entire people of Taraba State. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

13th October 2021.

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Langtang North council boss Barrister Zulfa pledges fulfilment of electoral promises

 



By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

13th October, 2021


Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State, Barr Bitrus Zulfa Rimven has pledged to harness the economic potentials of the area to improve the lives of the  people of the council .


The Council boss  who won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  also  assured that he would fulfil all his electoral promises to the people.


Zulfa who was the immediate past commissioner for Housing Plateau state  made his known while speaking with our correspondent shortly after resumption of office .


"I  would  make concerted efforts towards repositioning the economic lives of the people of Langtang North ."


" I would always boost education and improve the welfare of the people of Langtang North ."


Zulfa  also revealed that he has developed an economic blueprint to grow the economy of the council .


“My administration will not only give women in the area adequate recognition in the scheme of things, but will carry out  youth development programmes to reduce poverty and social vices associated with idleness.


“I will make payment of worker’s salaries a priority to promote industrial harmony in the council. This is because, proper motivation of workers would enable them discharge their duties effectively.”


Zulfa also commended the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong for his efforts at proving dividends of democracy to the people of the state .

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Joseph Ari donates motorcycles, essential security gadgets to the vigilante Group in Kurgwi




13th October, 2021


As part of his contribution towards securing communities within Quaan Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF,  Sir Joseph Ari, ksm, recently donated some motorcycles and essential security gadgets to the Vigilante Group of  Kurgwi town. 


Alhaji Isa Musa, former APC Chairman of Qua'an-Pan LGA who made the donation on behalf of Sir Joseph Ari described the gesture as timely, adding that it would go a long way in boosting the operations of  security agencies within the community.


The former APC chairman who was full of appreciation hoped that the donation would help in tracking down criminals and their activities, He commended the DG for what he has been doing to help and support his people at the grassroots, and urged other citizens of the area to emulate  this worthy gesture  of Sir Joseph Ari.


The Chairman Vigilante group of Kurgwi, Ibrahim Shata commended and appreciated the kind gestures of Sir Ari, and assured that the items would be deployed appropriately in fighting the menace of criminals in the area. 


The occasions was witnessed by youth leaders of various groups, the Vigilante, Community Police, and many dignitaries of the area

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Plateau APC Chairmanship election - Mikang youths endorse Hon Yakubu Dati




By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

13th October,2021.


Coalition of APC Youths  in Mikang local government council of Plateau state on Wednesday appealed to  the Commissioner for Lands in the  state Hon Yakubu Dati to contest for the Chairmanship position of the APC in the forthcoming Saturday congress .


They also urged the party to cide it's chairmanship seat to the Southern zone of the State.


Leader of the group Joseph Nkat Lakai

In a statement made available to our  correspondent  described Dati  as a man of “timber and caliber who can neither be manipulated nor intimidated.


We the Youths in Mikang  throw our  support behind Hon Yakubu Dati and we call on him to contest for the  position of state chairman of our great party .


Part of their statement  reads that  Hon Yakubu Dati is  a man of timber and caliber, a man that cannot be manipulated, cannot be intimidated,  he is a man of proven integrity with vast experience .


Dati is a  grassroots politician, a bridge builder, an embodiment of democracy with full fledged knowledge on internal party democracy.


“The decision of our coalition to endorse Dati  for the position of  chairmanship of our great party in Plateau  was born out of our trust and confidence in his ability to take our party to a greater height”, the group  further stressed .

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APC Congress: Group support Hon. Yakubu Datti for Plateau chairman




12th October, 2021


Concerned Progressives, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have urged the party to cide it's chairmanship seat to the Southern zone of the State.


The group also said its heavy weight of support is thrown in favour of Hon. Yakubu Datti, to serve as Chairman of the party in the forthcoming Saturday congress.


This was contained in a resolution signed by the group's Chairman, Eplong Naa'anlong Joseph and his Secretary, Kabir Yusuf Umar, issued to pressmen Tuesday in Jos.


They said the resolution was reached at an emergency meeting held on Monday in Jos, after the swearing in of LGCs chairmen, by his Excellency Governor Simon Lalong


They said as the APC, get sets for the State Congress it has become important for them to call on State Govenor Simon Lalong, been the leader and all critical stakeholders of the party to see reason in allocating positions of leadership in the party to the three senatorial zones.


"It is factual that the chairman of the party from inception was cided to the Central zone, the Secretary to the Northern zone, Governorship to the South zone, and deputy Governor to the Central zone.


"It is also practicable that the positions of SGS and House speaker are all cided to the Northern zone, exhibiting fairness, equity and justice to the zones of the state," they said.


The group said now that the principles of gentleman arrangements is about to shift the sharing formula, "we deems it wise to urge that the Chairmanship position of the party should be cided to the Southern zone, while that of the Secretary should be left at the Northern zone."


They said: "We urge that the Chairmanship position should either be zoned to Mikang or Qua'anpan LGAs, where party loyalist like Hon. Yakubu Datti, whose experience nows no bound should prefferably be made the chairman."


They said their position is predicated on the thought that the Governorship seat of the APC will be shifted to the Central zone.

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GOVERNOR LALONG RECEIVES BRITISH DELEGATION; SAYS SUCCESSFUL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION A CONSOLIDATION OF PEACE IN PLATEAU




Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has praised the peaceful conduct of the Local Government elections held throughout the State on Saturday 9th October 2021, describing it as a great achievement in the consolidation of peace on the Plateau which has been his topmost priority since assuming office in 2021. 


Governor Lalong who received a delegation from the British High Commission Abuja on Governance and Stability led by Mrs Sophie Stevens said the elections are the most peaceful in the State in recent times going by the fact that most Local Government elections in the past have resulted to crises. 


He said what transpired is a result of consistent work by the Peace Building Agency and other stakeholders which have laid the foundation for dialogue, engagement, early warning, and proactive crises management. 


He said the State will need more support from the British Government in consolidating the gains so far as well as relocating displaced persons to their ancestral lands in order to address some of the issues that have remained outstanding in the peace and security of the State. 


He also appreciated the British for their investments in Plateau through education, health, Missions and business which have continued to grow and yield results. He assured them that the Government will work closely with the team on areas that are very critical to the peace and security of the State and the economic progress of the Plateau. 

High powered delegation are here to felicitate and to engage the state to seek relationship on priorities. 


Earlier, leader of the delegation Mrs. Sophie appreciated the Governor for receiving them and said the relationship of Plateau State with UK is a long and fruitful one going by the historical antecedents of Plateau as a strategic State in the North Central. 


She said they have recognised the role of the Governor as a peace builder both as Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and the Nigeria Governors Forum at large. 


She sympathised with the State over the recent attacks describing it as a setback which the Government has been able to address swiftly leading to the restoration of normalcy that led to the conduct of the elections. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

12th October 2021

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"2022 BUDGET FOR MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS TO INCLUDE GIRL CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - RT HON. ABOK NUHU AYUBA




12th October, 2021


The speaker Plateau State House of assembly today hosted the leadership of Nigerian Girl Guide Association (NGGA) Plateau State chapter, where he made the solemn pledge to include the girl child programs into the forthcoming 2022 budget.


"A society without properly educated and groomed girl child isn't futuristic, as the girl child is the bane of the future" he added.


The visit was in commemoration of the UN World Girl Child Day which was celebrated all over the globe.

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"I SEE MY ELECTION AS VICTORY FOR KANKE LGA” - HENRY GOTIP, CHAIRMAN ELECT

 



"I DO NOT SEE MY VICTORY AT THE POLLS AS VICTORY FOR HENRY GOTIP BUT AS A VICTORY FOR KANKE PEOPLE" EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN KANKE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL.


12th October, 2021


"I do not see my Victory as a Victory for Henry Gotip but as a Victory for Kanke People" the newly elected Executive Chairman of Kanke Local Government Council, Hon. Henry Jan Gotip made this statement at a reception organized in his honour in Jos Plateau State capital. 


The reception took place at St.Patricks hall, New Crispan Hotel Jos. immediately after swearing in ceremony yesterday 11th October, 2021 by the Executive Governor of Plateau State H.E Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong at Government house little Rayfield.


"That is why by the special grace of God we will try our best to see that we move the local government forward, that we will do by improving on policies that will touch the lives of our people. We intend to go down to the grassroots, to meet our people and make projects that will Impact and meet the needs of our people "

The Executive Chairman added.


In a separate remark the outgone Chairman, Nde Emmanuel Lar prayed God to give the newly elected Chairman good health, strength and wisdom to succeed. "For the first time in the history of the local government. Hon. Henry Jan represent a cross section of the society.For the first time we have a Chairman that represents the youth, we have a deputy that represents the women. Usually it is this cross section of the society that usually complain thank God, God has given us. You have a duty to pray for them and to ensure that they succeed". The outgone Chairman added


Goodwill messages were received by the Sen. Central Zone Nde Hezekiah Dimka, Speaker Plateau State house of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ayuba Abok, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Hon. Tamwakat Weli, Past Chairmen and legislative arm of Kanke Local Government Council among other dignitaries present.


The crowd at the reception were thrilled by Pargol and group, Christopher, Dantala Sombi dancers, ngas cultural troops and other ngas musicians.


@Henry Media Team

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