From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
The Plateau State government has said it might not complete some of its ongoing projects across the three senatorial districts of the state, because some projects initiated by the present administration have been taken over by federal institutions.
Plateau state Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang made the disclosure Wednesday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau State Council, while on the spot check and inspection of the ongoing remodeling of the NUJ press centre, Jos.
According to the information commissioner, the NUJ remolded press centre is at about 97 percent completion, and shall soon be commissioned and handed over to council for use; however, cautioned that the structure be properly managed and maintained.
Manjang revealed that the present administration in the state led by Governor Simon Lalong is the only state administration that has prioritised the welfare of the NUJ since 1982.
The Plateau state government spokesman, however, said the Lalong administration has so far enjoyed cordial working relationship with journalists practicing in the state.
Other projects set to soon be commissioned, include a model primary and secondary school which he said is about 73 percent completed, located near Jos South Local Government Secretariat, state High Court among others.
The “Lalong Legacy Projects” which the commissioner said have been taken over by federal institutions include, an ongoing school project in Riyom, LGA has been taken over by the newly approved Law School for north central school.
Another ongoing Lalong Legacy Project in Dengi, Kanam LGA, central Plateau state, has been taken over by Federal College of Education, Pankshin relocated to Dengi, following upgrading of the college to federal university of education.
And the recently approved Federal Polytechnic, Nyak in Ajikamai, Shendam Local Government Area of Southern Plateau State.
Appreciating the Plateau state government, and the visit by the commissioner, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau state Council, Paul Jatau, thanked Governor Lalong for coming to the aid of the union in remodeling its press centre to a model status.
The Plateau NUJ chairman, therefore, pleaded with members to continue according professionalism in their reportage at all sectors.
The NUJ chairman said the remodeled NUJ project when fully completed and put to use, it shall be the pride of all members of the union, and will aide colleagues in their quest for a befitting environment.