Mutfwang: I’ll ensure our people displaced from their villages are returned to their ancestral land

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Plateau governor-elect, Caleb Mutfwang, has promised to work with other leaders toward returning persons displaced by violent attacks to their ancestral land.
Mutfwang made the promise on Saturday in Jos at the 2023 Nzem Berom, a cultural festival of the Berom ethnic nationality in Plateau state.
Many people whose communities were taken over by rampaging invaders had been living at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps for years without any effort to by the outgoing administration of Governor Simon Lalong to recover the communities from the terrorist.
Some of affected communities are Berom villages in Barakin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas of the state.
“By the grace of God, I will work together with other leaders to ensure that our people that are displaced from their villages are returned to their ancestral land”, Mutfwang said.
He prayed for an end to the renewed killings in the state to enable citizens who have laboured over the years enjoy the dividends of democracy.
The governor-elect praised the Berom nation for their resilience and commitment towards the rebuilding of Plateau.
He urged them not to relent in their efforts as it was for the greater good of the state.
Mutfwang said, “Berom land will flourish again; Plateau will flourish again; and Nzem Berom will attract other people, not only from Plateau, but other states in Nigeria and internationally.”
According to him, “The history of Plateau cannot be complete without the history of the Berom.
“You cannot say you have developed Plateau without developing Berom land; you cannot secure the state without securing Berom land.
“I am glad that today, other ethnic nationalities on the Plateau are gathered in solidarity with the Berom nation.
“This is the direction that we must go as people of Plateau from May 29”.
He said his administration will unite Plateau and ensure that cultural festivals are developed and packaged to promote the tourism potentials of the state as “home of peace and tourism”.

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