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Buhari commends Gov. Lalong on efforts at securing plateau state

 commissions state-wide projects


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President Muhammadu Buhari Friday at the State House, Abuja, lauded the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, for his efforts at restoring peace and security in the State, adding that these have made Plateau safer to inhabit. He urged the citizens to continue to support government commitment to making the State safer.

President Buhari stated this at the virtual commissioning of projects executed by the Lalong administration in various parts of the State.

According to the President, “Governor Lalong has worked hard to restore peace and security to Plateau State. His efforts have yielded positive results as Plateau is no longer perceived as a place to feel unsafe. Well done, Governor Lalong!

“I advise the citizens of this state to continue to work with the Government and security agencies in uniting against crises merchants who seek to exploit the diversity of the State for their selfish reasons.”

President Buhari used the occasion to strongly condemn the “cases of isolated attacks on innocent citizens in the rural areas such as the one that occurred this Tuesday where villagers including women and children were killed in Kubat, Mangu LGA,” giving assurances that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

The President also commended the Governor for demonstrating commitment to continuity in governance by completing projects inherited from previous governments, charging the incoming administration in the state to emulate such in order to avoid wastage of resources.

“I challenge the incoming administration in Plateau State to build on what he has done and sustain the culture of continuity, especially, in the face of dwindling resources and large infrastructure deficit,” President Buhari said.

The projects inaugurated by President Buhari are; Flyover, Interchange and Dualization of 1.7Km British – American Junction Road to Lamingo Roundabout; Radio – Diagnostic and imaging Centre at Plateau Specialist hospital; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command and Staff College at Lamingo, as well as the Inauguration of its Course 001/2023 which he believes will complement efforts at sustaining peace and security.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

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