From JOHN FWAH, Kaduna

The Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has commended Plateau State Indigenes resident in Kaduna State for their peaceful stance.

Governor Lalong spoke through the State’s Liaison Officer in Kaduna, Mr. Joshua Atunkara, at the swearing in and inauguration ceremony of the new officers of Plateau State Communities Development Association which took place at its Kaduna state headquarters, November 17, 2019.

The Governor who congratulated the new executive officers of the association, said,  “Today marks another indelible epoch making event in the lives of the people of Plateau State living in Kaduna.

“I wish therefore to extend the congratulatory message of His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Rt. Hon.Simon Bako Lalong to the out gone executive committee for the successful completion of their tenure and peaceful conduct of election that brought in the new Exco to office”.

He said, “In the same vein I also congratulate the new Exco for coming on board and for accepting to pilot the affairs of our great association.

“There’s no society that thrives in rancour and the general peace you maintained here in Kaduna is no doubt a clear demonstration of working in line with one and cardinal policy of the Governor Lalong’s administration of peace and security.

“I will not hesitate to state in clear terms that I commend the out gone Exco’s efforts of their laudable achievements and of course they couldn’t have made such achievements without your cooperation.

He therefore assured of government’s support to the association, saying, “We as Government, our door is open to give you our maximum cooperation. When the need arises do not hesitate to approach us.”

Those elected include John J.K. Mangbit, President, Malam Ahmadu Zailani, Vice President, Nanle Nkwere Shangkop, Secretary General, Albert Kwalkwap, Assistant General Secretary, Pam Huang, Treasurer, Bulus Maze Gyang, Financial Secretary, Luka K. Bomboy Assistant Financial Secretary, Dauda Ayiku, Public Relations Officer, Baka Adamu Ease, Assistant Public Relations Officer, Any K. Anusum, Assistant Welfare Officer, Lawal Gambo Wase Chief Whip.

Others were Samaila Garba, Organizing Secretary, Jon Zaka Jongshik Auditor I and Danladi Dashe Auditor II.

In his acceptance speech, the new President, John Mangbit thanked the members for electing him and his other officers and promised to build on the achievements of the past executive council, while commending for bringing all Plateau State Indigenes together.

The occasion was witnessed by all the delegates, traditional rulers and Chairmen of all the 21 local government areas in Kaduna.


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