Form Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said the incessant insecurities in Nigeria, particularly in northern Nigeria will end in the next three months.
According to Governor Lalong, Northern Governor’s Forum is collaborating with the newly appointed security chiefs in Nigeria to end insecurities soonest. He made the disclosure to newsmen during a media parley in Jos, on Saturday.
On the persistent kidnapping of students and pupils in schools, Lalong said schools in Plateau state are secured from kidnappers, “we have tightened security of all our schools.”
He however, said some security tips the northern governors discussed with the security chiefs won’t be made public, but action has commenced.
The governor appealed to journalists in the state to report intelligent issues to enable security officers tackle insecurity challenges in Nigeria.
Speaking on landmark projects executed in the state, Governor Lalong said none of his projects will be abandoned, stressing that his administration has completed lots of projects of his predecessors that were abandoned.
Lalong said contractors who have not meet up with quality and standard given them by government have been shown the way out. “We have terminated contacts of some contractors who are slow and are not meeting up to standard of our administration.”
Speaking on his experience after receiving doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the governor debunked rumours making the rounds that he was knocked down after receiving the vaccine.
On education, the governor expressed disappointment that some teachers teaching in schools are half baked, and are not giving the desired results. He charged the ministry of education in the state to wake up to its responsibilities and equip the educational sector with the best hands.
He said his administration is focusing on promoting the mining sector which Plateau state has comparative advantage against other states.