17 August 2020 By Josiah Buzun
Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has expressed sadness over the death of the Former Governor of defunct Gongola State and former High Commissioner of Nigeria to Zimbabwe, Wilberforce Juta.
Governor Lalong in a message on behalf of the Forum described the late Governor as a politician who served his people with loyalty and courage.
Lalong said the deceased contributed immensely to development of the defunct Gongola State particularly in the areas of education and human capital development during his term as Deputy Governor from 1979 and then Governor in 1983.
He commiserated with his family, friends and political associates as well as the entire people and Governments of Adamawa and Taraba States and prayed God to grant his soul rest and comfort the family.