The Plateau State Government has welcomed the move by the National Human Rights Commission to draw the attention of the international community on the effects of various security challenges that affected the State. This was the submission made after a validation meeting on human rights and humanitarian assessment mission carried out on Plateau State in 2014. The Plateau State team which has the 17 LGA chairmen, Commissioner and others stake holders led by the ALGON chairman Steven Jings applauded the National human right commission for touring the entire State, it has further complemented Government efforts of ensuring lasting peace in the State he said upon inception, the present Governor, Simon Lalong ensure security is his top 5 policy trust. Jings said the publishing of the report on human right abuses in the State will opened a lot about injustices that was perpetuated on the people of the State in the past and correct enormous report being published in the State that the Plateau State Government is mindful of, he also stress the importance of such report as it cut across health, water, sanitation, gender base violence, education food and security among others and plans by the State Government to partner with the commission for sustained growth.
Earlier the Secretary of the National Human commission represented by the Commission’s Director of Monitoring Tony OJukwu said the assessment carried out in the State in 2014 led revelations on abuses committed and speaks on strategy in addressing the issue. He assured that the report when published will be factual and made available to the Plateau State Government, Nigerians and the international community.
Representative of the Nigerian Stability and Reconciliation Program Ms. A. Cecile said the assessment on Plateau State which was carried out will provide a data base on people affected by violence, she added that there is a need for available document to draw up consented efforts towards addressing the violations that have taken place in the State and assist in the prosecution of violators.