2 March 2021 By Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has charged the Nigerian Ambassador-designate to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to Belarus, Proffessor Abdullahi Shehu Yibaikwal to do his best in enhancing relations between Nigeria and his countries of posting as well as attract investment in areas of comparative advantage to the country and Plateau State.
Governor Lalong was speaking when he received a delegation from Kanam Local Government led by the Emir of Kanam, Alhaji Muhammadu Muazu Muhammadu II who came to thank the Governor for the appointment of Proffessor Shehu as ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Plateau State was proud to have an experienced scholar and technocrat like Proffessor Shehu who was the pioneer Director General of Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), the West African Anti-corruption agency having served variously in agencies fighting corruption and money laundering in Nigeria such as the EFCC.
Emir of Kanam, Alh. Muhammadu Muazu Muhammadu II said they decided to come and show appreciation to Governor Lalong for his commitment to equity and fairness in facilitating the appointment of sons and daughters of the area into State and Federal Institutions.
He pledged the continued support of the people for the success of his Administration at all times.
Prof. Shehu in a remark said he was humbled by the confidence reposed in him by the Governor for nominating him and the President for considering him worthy of the appointment.
He assured that he will not let the nation and Plateau State down as he was going to encourage investment into Nigeria from Russia in areas of technology, security and mineral development.