Lalong inaugurates transition committee, warn politicians against “misleading claims”


The Plateau governor, Simon Lalong, has warned politicians to desist from making claims that are misleading and capable of creating tension in the state.
The governor sounded the warning on Monday at the inauguration of a 13 member Central Planning Committee for Handing Over and Swearing-in of the incoming government on 29th May 2023.
A statement issued after the inauguration, signed by the spokesman to the governor, Macham Makut, assured that Lalong will hand over to his successor in a seamless and rancour-free manner.
The outgoing governor commended Plateau citizens for their active participation in the political process and for conducting themselves responsibly.
The statement said the Central Planning Committee whose membership is drawn from outgoing administration is expected to be joined by other members to be nominated by the incoming government to work out details of programmes for the handing and taking over of the affairs of the state in an orderly, smooth and coordinated manner.
The statement said, “The committee is expected to work painstakingly, cooperatively and in one accord for the success of the transition programme.
“As always, the work of the committee should result in the staging of a transition programme that will be one of the best in the country.
“This will in effect give the incoming government an opportunity to start on the right footing and with fewer challenges.
“The SGS is further directed to liaise with the Governor elect to nominate members from his side to join the committee to carry out the assignment”.
The governor also directed the SSG to ensure that all MDAs give total support to the committee in ensuring that it carries out the task before it. He urged the committee members to work together without allowing personal or political sentiments to becloud their sense of judgment and contributions during the exercise.
The Governor appealed to the citizens to continue to be law abiding and shun all acts that will cause a breach of peace.
“We should all realise that the elections are over and the business of governance is about to end for the Rescue Administration and to commence for the incoming government.
“Therefore, there is no need for over-heating the polity with political statements, unsubstantiated speculations, insinuations and rhetoric that appear to cast aspersions on the Government, civil servants and other appointees”.
The governor said, at the right time, his administration shall put its record on the table for posterity to judge because it has nothing to hide.
“May I also use this opportunity to remind all civil servants and appointees that we have up till the 29th of May 2023 to complete our mandate as stipulated by our constitution.
“As such, we shall not tolerate any act of sabotage, disregard to directives and flagrant violation of government guidelines and regulations. “Anyone found to be involved in such acts will not be spared and should blame himself for whatever consequences that might follow” he warned civil servants and appointees.
Members of the Committee from the outgoing administration include;
1. Prof. Danladi Atu (SGS – Chairman)
2. Hon. Noel Donjur COS – Member
3. Sunday Hyat (HOS)
4. Brian Dadi
5. Chrysanthus Ahmadu –
6. Dr. Regina Soemlat
7. Sylvanus Tapgun
8. Dashe Arlat Dasogot
9. Prof. John W. Wade
10. Jaafaru Wuyep
11. Mr. Paul Sheku
12. Joel Dimka
13. Peter Wuyep (Secretary)


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