Plateau State gets tourism policy

A new vista has been opened for tourism to blossom in Plateau State, as the state government has approved a tourism policy for the state, following a draft that was submitted to it by the Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Mrs. Tamwakat Weli. The draft policy was in partnership with the private sector. The draft, which has been in the works for months was finally approved by the state executive council chaired by the state governor, Simon Lalong, during its recent meeting. Governor Lalong had tasked the commissioner to…

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Governor Lalong sacks cabinet 24hours to second tenure

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has sacked all cabinet 24hours to his inauguration for the second term as the Governor of the State. Amongst those sacked by Lalong to include the State Executive Council Members, Special Advisers, Legislative Liaisons, and Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants as well as Local Government Liaison officers and such other Political appointees. Lalong in a Press Statement signed and issue by the Acting Secretary to the State Government Mr Richard Tokma said the dissolution also affects chairmen and members of commissions, boards and Parastatals…

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SIMON LALONG: Commitment to developing a tourism economy

What are your plans to correct the impression people have about the state that it is perpetually a crisis prone state? Let me say that sometimes seeing is believing because the wrong impression given outside is not only of Plateau State, but of Nigeria in general. What the international community say about this country is unfortunate. It is high time we gave them the right perspective through our rich culture. So, the impressions given about Jos outside are different from the reality because when you come to the state you…

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Lalong, Useni, 19 others jostle for Plateau guber seat

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As the 2019 General Elections draw closer, 21 candidates have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest for the Plateau governorship seat. Their names are contained in a list released on Tuesday in Jos by Mr Imahiyereobo Osaretin, the commission’s Head of Voter Education and Publicly in Plateau. According to Osaretin, the 21 candidates from various political parties have met all the requirements for the governorship election. The official also said that 279 candidates were cleared to contest election into the 24 Plateau constituencies. The News…

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Lalong pledges relocation of IDPs to ancestral homes

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has pledge to immediately relocate internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes before the end of this year. Lalong said his administration was desirous and committed towards ensuring that peace was achieved permanently in the state, as he was for all the tribes in the state. The governor spoke in Jos during annual reunion church service and thanksgiving of the Berom nation tagged; Wusal Berom 2018, held in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of the state. Lalong, who was represented by his Commissioner…

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Lalong mourns death of Nasarawa Emir, Izunaso’s mum

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has condoled with the government and people of Nasawara State, over the demise of the Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Hassan Ahmed Abubakar II, who passed on November 8. Similarly, the governor also condoled with Senator Osita Izunaso, a former Minister and Senator representing Imo West Senator, over the death of his mother. Lalong in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, in Jos yesterday, commiserated with Governor Umaru Al-Makura, the Nasarawa Emirate Council and the late Emir’s family.…

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Lalong, Runsewe, stakeholders harp on culture and tourism for Plateau economy

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe and stakeholders in the tourism industry have identified the importance of harnessing the rich arts, culture and tourism potential of the state to develop the state, especially the local communities that play host to these resources. They all spoke during the first Plateau Tourism Conference held in Jos, with the theme: Unlocking the vast potentials of tourism as a financing option for sustainable socio-economic development. Governor Lalong at the…

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Minister, Lalong express shock at Ambassador’s death

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has expressed shock over the death of Nigerian ambassador to Qatar, Abdullahi Bawa Wase. Onyeama, in a statement by the Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile on Saturday in Abuja, prayed that God grant Wase’s family and the Nation the fortitude to bear the loss. Wase, a non-career ambassador, had been ill for a while until his death on Friday, Sept. 14. The late Ambassador was buried in Doha at 7.00pm local time yesterday Wase was appointed to the position by President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Plateau APC vows to return Lalong in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State has vowed to return Governor Simon Lalong to the Little Rayfield Government House as governor in the general elections of 2019, saying the party remains committed to strengthening of formidable institutions and the fulfilling of campaign promises according to its manifesto. The state’s APC chairman, Letep Dabang, stated this yesterday in a press statement. He said: “APC is the only party now in Plateau State and we have resolved to return Governor Simon Lalong in 2019 as our elected governor, nobody has…

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Plateau State Varsity assures youth council of inclusiveness

The stability in academic activities and expansion in infrastructural development so far recorded at the Plateau State University (PLASU), have been attributed to the visionary leadership of the rescue administration of the state Governor and Visitor to the university, Simon Lalong. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Yohana Daniel Izam disclosed this at the university Senate Chambers, when the leadership of Plateau State Youth Council (PYC), led by its Chairman, Dr. Fabong Jemchang visited the institution. Izam, who explained that the university had made significant progress since the administration of Governor Lalong came…

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