Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong revealed that he only inherited N93 million but was optimistic with prayers of spiritual fathers and dialogue with labor the state will forged ahead.
Lalong stated this when he receive the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN at the Presidential lodge in the Government House, Rayfield.
In his speech, the Governor said the welfare of the state civil service remains an unrivalled aspect of the present administration and that the desire of his administration is to settle outstanding wages of workers but with the over N104 Billion debt inherited by the previous administration, the task has become a Herculean one.
Leader of the delegation, CAN Chairman Rev. Soldier Bewarang commended Governor Lalong for reaching out to NLC in the state and assured him of their support and fervent prayers.
CAN praised Lalong for respecting the rule of law by honoring the court ruling that returned Daniel Dul as the elected Chairman of Langtang local government area who was recently sworn in.
Similarly Governor Lalong also met with the leadership of Jama’atul Nasir Islam JNI, led by its Chairman the Emir of Wase Muhammadu Sambo Haruna, where he solicited their support through prayers and counsel to facilitate the success and progress of the new administration.
Chairman JNI, Emir Sambo said Lalong’s victory exhibits a free expression of wishes of the citizens, JNI also advice the government to embark on polices that will address the various ills that is currently occurring in the society such as uneven development, marginalization, unemployment among youths and economic backwardness. The organization also stresses the need for a peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims communities in Plateau State.