By PALANG KASMI

The Plateau State Governor has given assurances that the working committee for the implementation of Community Policing in the state would soon be constituted.

He disclosed this at New Government House, during a condolence visit by the Plateau State Council of Chiefs and Emir on the demise of Senator Ignatius Datong Longjan, led by the Gbong Gwom Jos, Chairman, Plateau state Council of Chiefs and Emirs.

The traditional rulers described the deceased who was the senator representing Southern Senatorial Zone as a “complete gentleman, detribalised Plateau citizen, and very hard working citizen who has contributed a lot to the development and progress of Plateau State and Nigeria”.

“He served the country as a career diplomat and was someone who looked at politics from as a platform to serve, and his death is a huge loss to the state”.

While praying for peaceful planning of the funeral, the Gbong Gwom called on all and sundry to be a tool of comfort to the wife and children of the deceased.

Responding, Governor Lalong said “this is a death that is too painful to all of us because his life has been cut off when we needed him the most. As traditional rulers, you have softened our hearts, with your visit that is comforting”.

Our Correspondent reports that also at the Government House was the Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru, Prof. Abu Shuaibu Galadima who led participants of SEC 42 on a courtesy visit, to introduce the course 2020 nominees, before their inauguration on 17th February 2020.

While calling for the support of the Governor, for a successful outing, the DG said the theme for the course, approved by President Mohammadu Buhari is ” Population growth and human capital development: Challenges and opportunities”.

While receiving the team, the Governor said the selection of the theme for the course is timely in view of the current population explosion and Almajiri challenges being faced in the country.

“As the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum (NGF), we are battling with the Almajiri system and we need to find a way of managing the population, therefore I hope the participants will bring our policy documents that will help us in handling the challenges”, Lalong stated.

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