15 October 2020 by Bilkisu Kambai
The Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Councilors Forum, has donated some items to the State Government as part of its contribution in tackling the Covid 19 pandemic in the State .
The presentation was done by the Chairman of the forum, Silas Ishaya at the new Government House, Little Rayfield Jos.
Mr Silas Ishaya said the Forum was happy with steps taken by the State Government in combating the virus.
He said the group has followed closely initiatives of Government and the Chairman of the Plateau State Task Force on Covid-19 from the initial stage till now when the situation is gradually easing down.
Ishaya said the donation made by the three hundred and twenty five councilors in the State was to complement Government’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.
He assured the Governor that the Forum will continue to support the peace initiatives of Goverment as they have continued to open up Plateau State to the world with more investors coming in to find business opportunities.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong thanked the Councilors for the donation describing it as a gesture that will go a long way in assisting the fight against COVID-19 in the State.
The Governor asked the councilors to step up the sensitization at the grassroots on the pandemic so as to ensure testing and compliance to protocols.
Lalong urged them to be committed to their duties for progress of the State, saying they are closest to the grassroots and therefore know the people’s challenges.
He also called on them to work towards strengthening 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.
The Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly, Nuhu Abok, thanked Governor Lalong for his leadership style of inclusiveness and peace efforts.