20 October 2020 by Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has appealed to the Federal Government to embark on urgent intervention on some Federal roads in the State which are in deplorable condition and causing untold hardship to residents.
Governor Lalong, who was speaking when he received members of the House of Representatives Committee on FERMA on over sight visit to Plateau State, listed the roads to include the Akwanga- Forest-Jos road, Jos-Jingre-Saminaka-Pambegua road, Shendam-Lafia road and the ever busy Jos-Abuja road.
Chairman of the Committee Hon. Olufemi Bamisile assured the Governor that the Committee will do all within its power to ensure rehabilitation of the roads.
Meanwhile the Governor also recieved a 7-Man Delegation from Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which is implementing the APPEALS project funded by the World Bank.
Governor Lalong while welcoming the team which is promoting Agro processing and value chain addition, said Plateau is eager to join the second phase of the program to process perishable crops such as tomatoes, potatoes and other vegetables which the State produces in abundance.
Leader of the team Dr. Tijjani Ahmed Ajayi said they were in the State for an assessment visit that will ascertain the readiness of Plateau to join the project and is satisfied with efforts of the State which has provided a project office, vehicles and other requirements.
The Governor also received the House Committee on Health led by its Chairman, Dr. Pascal Chigozie Obi who informed the Governor that they were in the State to inspect Federal Health institutions such as the Jos University Teaching Hospital.
Governor Lalong appealed to the Committee to facilitate the development of existing health institutions in the State and establishment of new ones in line with the efforts of the State to promote health tourism.