By ISRAEL LAR
The Plateau State Government said it would do everything possible not to restrict power to a particular zone of the state, but would make sure that power of industrial capacity is available in the central and southern zones, just as it is available in the Northern Zone of the state.
Gov. Simon Bako Lalong stated this Monday, when he hosted the management of the Jos Electricity Distribution, JED Plc led by its Chief Executive Officer, Uday Shankar Mishra at the Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos.
The Governor while observing that no industrial development is possible without the availability of power, noted that power was critical not only for the development of Plateau State, but the nation at large, adding that power was very important and essential to the state, and that he would not joke with issues related to it.
While congratulating Mr. Mishra, Gov. Lalong told him that where the company has issues, the government would try its best to settle such issues.
Responding, the Chief Executive Officer of JED Plc, Mr. Mishra promised to improve the power supply in the state, but was quick to add that electricity consumers were indebted to the company, saying if the debts were recovered, it would help in no small measure to improve its services.
Our Correspondent reports that Governor Lalong also received in audience the Nasarawa Old Students Association, NOSA, where he started his secondary education before moving to Government Secondary School, Shendam to complete his secondary education.
Gov. Lalong while thanking them for sincerely looking back, said he would not forget the school and promised to intervene, just as he did in Government Secondary School, Shendam.
He promised to attend the 50th Anniversary celebration of the school coming up in March, 2020.
Earlier, the President of the Association, Alhaji Ahmed Idris congratulated the Governor on his election for a second tenure, adding the school would be 50 years in January, 2020 but that the celebration would be done in March, 2020.
He invited the Governor to the celebration and complained of the deplorable state of the school and called for his intervention, adding that during the celebration the Association intends to celebrate their past students with an award in which he is part of.