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Jang pledges support to incoming APC’s administration

2015-05-25 15:28

Jos - Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau, has promised to support the incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by governor-elect Simon Lalong to succeed for the good of Plateau people.

Jang made the promise on Sunday in Jos at a Church Service to mark this year’s Democracy Day and Transition to the incoming government.

The outgoing governor said that he and other former governors of the state were willing and ready to support Lalong.

"We will support anyone who is on that (governorship) seat to succeed in order to make Plateau greater," he said.

Jang said his administration was unable to complete all the projects it embarked upon in the last eight years.

He, however, expressed the hope that the incoming administration would complete them.

"We have completed some of the projects, some are ongoing and others are still on the drawing board and we hope that the incoming government will complete them.

"When we came on board in 2007, there were some uncompleted projects initiated by the administration before us and we completed them," he said.

In his remark, Lalong urged Plateau people to love one another and remain united, saying that it is only through unity that the desires of the people would be met.

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Lalong, who was represented by James Barry, an APC chieftain in the state, stressed the need for unity and love to bring about the desired development.

The governor-elect thanked God for keeping Nigeria and Plateau one, promising not to do anything that would threaten the unity of the state.

In his remarks, Titus Alams, Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, said the outgoing legislators were leaving as happy people because of the legacies they were leaving behind.

He said that the legislators under his leadership served the people with all their hearts, saying it contributed to the achievements recorded in the state.

He, however, apologised to civil servants that were owed salaries, saying that it was not deliberate and blamed it dwindling allocation from the federation account.

Pastor Chidiebere Harry, Chaplain of the Plateau Government House Chapel, urged leaders to take responsibility for their actions as they would give account of the actions to God.

He called on those who had been elected to occupy leadership positions to serve with responsibility so that God would release His blessings on them. 

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