PLATEAU COUNCILORS DONATE PALLIATIVES TO TACKLE COVID-19.
The Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Councilors Forum, has donated some items to the State Government as part of its contribution at tackling the corona virus pandemic in the state.
During the presentation to Governor Simon Lalong at the Government House, Little Rayfield Jos, Chairman of the forum, Mr. Silas Ishaya said the Forum was happy with the efforts and steps taken by the Government in combating the virus.
He said the group has followed closely the initiatives of the Governor who is the Chairman of the Plateau State Task Force on Covid-19 from the initial stage till now when the situation is gradually easing down.
Hon. Ishaya said the donation by the 325 councilors in the state was to complement Governor Lalong’s efforts as well as contribute to the State Endowment Initiative which has gone a long way in boosting the capacity of the State to handle the situation more effectively.
According to him, the Forum is very happy with the Governance style of Governor Lalong who is passionate about peace and has carried everyone along despite differences in political orientation, religion and ethnicity.
He assured the Governor that the Forum will continue to support the peace initiatives of the Governor as he has continued to open up Plateau State to the world and more investors are coming in to find business opportunities.
In his response, Governor Lalong thanked the councilors for their visit and donations describing it as a gesture that will go a long way in assisting the fight against COVID-19 in the State. He asked the councilors to step up the sensitization of people at the grassroots on the pandemic so as to ensure testing and compliance to protocols.
He urged them to be committed to their duties and their cooperation to ensure the progress of the state, saying they were closest to the grassroots and therefore knew the people’s challenges.
He also called on them to work toward developing community policing in their respective areas, reminding them that they were responsible for the security of lives and property in their areas before other authorities were informed.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly, Nuhu Abok, thanked Governor Lalong for his leadership style of inclusiveness and peace efforts.
He prayed for the governor to find lasting solutions to the pockets of attacks in some communities for the success of his administration.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the
Governor of Plateau State
15th October 2020
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