31 December 2020 By Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated the people of Plateau State and Nigerians for witnessing the year 2021.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham says despite the challenges of the year 2020, Nigerians should be optimistic and pray for recovery and progress.
According to the statement the economic challenges brought about by COVID-19 and recession can only be overcome by deliberate synergy between the Government, private sector and citizens in pursuing set objectives that would create opportunities for recovery and growth.
On security, the statement explains that with the training and deployment of the first batch of community police constables, his administration would invest more in intelligence gathering and preventive measures by fishing out criminals before they wreck havoc.
It pledges that the Government would continue to support security Agencies to apprehend and prosecute criminals particularly on crimes relating to kidnapping, cultism, and other violent crimes using the law that he recently signed to curb such occurrences.
It further restates the commitment of his Administration in human capital development through training and empowerment of youths and women and other groups in various entrepreneurship schemes both initiated by the State and Federal Governments.
The statement wishes the citizens a prosperous new year and also pledged that his administration would focus on provision of infrastructure including the Legacy Projects currently going on in the three Senatorial Districts.