Lalong condemns Plateau killings, vows to deal with culprits

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, yesterday condemned killings in the state and vowed that his administration was determined to bring to book the perpetrators of the act. Lalong made this known in a television broadcast to citizens of the state, following renewed attacks and killing of people, including security personnel, in Dong village, Jos North and Rafiki village, Bassa Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday morning. Lalong said: “My fellow citizens of Plateau state, it is with a heavy heart that I address you at this very critical…

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Plateau APC elders’ council endorse Buhari, Lalong for second term

The Plateau State All Progressive Congress (APC) Elders’ Advisory Council yesterday unanimously endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to contest for a second term. The council led by its Chairman, Capt. Joseph Din (Rtd), while briefing journalists in Jos after its meeting, said President Buhari, stood out as the first President of Nigeria to openly list the fight against corruption as one of his cardinal programmes. He said: “Mr. President has fought corruption with political will hence the improvement in the economy of the country…

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I never endorsed Cattle Colony, says Lalong

  Plateau State Governor Barr. Simon Lalong yesterday in Jos, the Paluau State capital, said that he never accepted or endorsed the creation of Grazing Reserves or Cattle Colonies as being erroneously insinuated and propagated by the opposition party in the state. This came as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared that the cattle colony proposed by the Federal Government is ‘dead on arrival’, adding that, government does not have the right to place priority on any group of farmers. Addressing Christians during the 3rd Annual Plateau…

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Lalong sends delegation to placate Ortom over Benue killings

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, yesterday deployed a high-powered delegation to Benue State to commiserate with his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, over the gruesome murder of over 72 people on New Year Day in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state by Fulani herdsmen. Lalong’s gesture was a follow up to his earlier apology to Ortom over comments credited to him that he had warned his Benue State counterpart not to implement the anti-open grazing law, but for which in a swift display of humility he had…

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I warned Ortom over grazing law – Lalong

…says I can’t implement anti-grazing law in Plateau   The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, yesterday disclosed that he personally cautioned the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom against hasty implementation of the Anti- Open Grazing law. Lalong, who spoke to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, said that the best option to address incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the farmers in Benue and other parts of the country was to first explore the ranching system. The Plateau…

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Lalong remains committed to peace building process

Director-General, Plateau Peace Building Agency, Mr Joseph Lengmang has said that the state Governor, Simon Lalong reiterated his commitment to broader post conflict Peace Building Process in the state, saying the governor had unwaverred determination to arrest the vicious cycle of violent conflict that had remained the persistent plight of Plateau people before the advent of the present rescue administration. Lengmang disclose this in Jos during a one day High level technical session to Review PPBA strategic plan and develop a five work plan held at the agency’s office Millionaires…

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