31 March 2021 by Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateauq State has installed and presented staffs of office to Miskoom Fidelis Longtoe Attahiru as the 27th Long Kwo after 33 years and His Royal Highness Safiyanu Allahnana Magaji III as the Long Jan of Namu Chiefdom after 15 years.
Speaking at the event which took place at Ba’ap, Headquarters of Qua’an Pan LGA, Governor Simon Lalong said the installation no doubt evokes a lot of passion and excitement among the people of these two Chiefdoms who had been without substantive traditional rulers for a very long time.
He said his government refrained from interfering with the selection of the two traditional rulers as a way of ensuring that the will of the people prevails and the atmosphere for peace and tranquility blossoms in all Chiefdoms.
He urged them to do justice to all and shun any act that will destabilise the peace that has been restored in the Chiefdoms and the State.
On activities of criminals in forests around the Local Government, the Governor assured the people that the Government is working hard to address this situation and enhance security and safety of the people.
The two traditional rulers promised to work for the unity, peace and progress of their Chiefdoms and be fair to all law abiding citizens residing in their Chiefdoms irrespective of religion or any affiliation.
The people of Kwo Chiefdom in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau now have a ruler after 33 years, while the people of Namu Chiefdom of the same Local Government now have a traditional ruler after about 15 years
Governor Lalong had earlier visited Namu to sympathise with the people over the inferno that destroyed goods worth millions of naira at the Bwall-Namu Yam Market and urged them not to be deterred as the fire incident is a setback that they have to overcome.
Apart from making an initial donation of 10 million naira, the Governor said the Government will work out a long term plan to create a suitable market and enhance safety of traders and their goods.
Governor Lalong also inspected ongoing construction projects of Shendam bye-pass road, 100-bed mother and child hospital Namu among others.