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Jang asks for forgiveness from Plateau people

29 May 2015, 10:33

Jos - Outgoing Plateau Governor Jonah Jang on Thursday begged for forgiveness from the people of the state that he might have offended during his eight-year tenure.

Making the appeal in a state broadcast to mark the end of his administration as governor, Jang said that governance was about decision making.

"In the course of this, we might by commission or omission done wrong to some.

"I hereby on behalf of the outgoing government apologise to all and pray we continue to have favour in your hearts.

"As I look back too, there were painful and bitter moments, happy and sweet times, rough and tough points, challenges and conquests, all these and more, we pulled through together.

"This administration is eternally grateful for your support without which we wouldn’t have made these modest strides," he said.

Also read: Jang pardons 5 convicts

According to him, the administration came in with great ambition to change the history and face of the state.

The governor said he could have achieved more if not for limitation of resources coupled with competing demands.

"We were determined to make a difference propelled by the conviction that our state must play in the big league in the country and comity of nations."

Shortly after the broadcast the governor dissolved the State Executive Council and thanked members for their service to state.

Jang appreciated members for the invaluable contributions to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Ignatius Longjan, Plateau Deputy Governor, in his remarks during the valedictory session pledged his loyalty to the governor even outside the office.



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