By Israel Lar
THE Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has said that, with the discontinuation of case by the petitioner, the Rescue government,as law abiding government, could have gone against the law but swore in the declared winner, Laven Ubandoma Joshua of the PDP as Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Area.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong said last Wednesday while swearing in Executive Chairmen of Langtang North and 4 Interim Management Committee Chairmen of Jos North, Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of the state.
While congratulating them, the Governor said their activities would be closely monitored, stressing the need to carry out their assignments with the highest sense of responsibility and not to compromise their positions for personal gains as accountability is the watch word of the administration.
“With the security situation improving, and as good measure in the interest of the people, government is working hard to ensure that elections are conducted in the affected local government areas “
Governor Lalong then reminded the chairmen that they are coming at a critical period of the administration where it is determined to deliver on its promises towards leaving a lasting legacy in the state.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Laven Ubandoma Joshua while thanking the Governor for swearing him, despite from opposition, said, he is elated, stressing that they are indebted to the Governor,describing the governor as the best for the state as he has traverse the three tiers of the government. and assured of peace.
Other Interim Management Committee chairmen sworn in are Barrister Ezekiel Mandyau for Barkin Ladi, Choji Dachung Yohana for Jos South, and Shend Bala Unman for Jos North with Mafeng Gwollson for Riyom.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State Executive Council has adopted the state’s Five Year Development Plan for implementation.
State Commissioner of Information and Communication Dan Manjang disclosed this after the meeting of the council Wednesday presided over by Governor Simon Bako Lalong.
State Commissioner for Information and Communication Dan Manjang who addressed newsmen stressed that for the first time, the state has a development plan which will guide the direction of governance in the state.
Manjang disclosed that the development plan is hinged on the three policy thrust of the Lalong administration.
Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Sylvester Wallangko described the Five Year Development Plan as a global document.
The state executive council also announced plans to undertake an annual assessment of the development plan for periodic evaluation of the level of implementation.