3 February 2021 By Josiah Buzun
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong says former members of the legislature have a great role to play in profering solutions towards addressing the challenges of the nation and promoting natonal unity.
Governor Lalong stated this in a meeting with former members of the Plateau State House of Assembly at the Government in Jos .
Lalong said the Forum of former legislators was necessary to harness their experiences and knowledge in handling some of the challenges that the State and nation is contending with.
He called for synergy between past and serving legislators at both the State and Federal levels across party lines in the interest of the State, citing an example with the newly established Federal Polytechnic Shendam whose bill was initially spearheaded by Mr Johnbull Shekarau, a former member of the Plateau State house of Assembly who later went to the House of Representatives and collaborated with other elected representatives to champion the cause.
Acting Chairman of the Forum Hon. Maimako Bello congratulated Governor Lalong for his achievements especially his doggedness for the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Shendam, and lauds the support of President Muhammadu Buhari who has continued to give the Governor a listening ear by acceding to many of his demands.
Hon. Maimako Bello said the former legislators appreciate the Governor as he has paid attention to their welfare by settling their outstanding entitlements and reaching out to them at personal levels.