Review of Traditional Ruler’s welfare and creation of chiefdoms not political- Lalong

Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong said the findings of the committee on review of the traditional Rulers welfare and that of creation of chiefdom, districts and village areas was devoid of the interest of political office holders. Lalong disclosed this while receiving the report of the 2 committees at the Government house in Rayfield, Jos.

Receiving the report on the creation of districts, chiefdoms and village areas and the Nde Joshua Waklek report on the review of honorarium and welfare package for traditional Rulers which capture findings of the 2 committees set up in December last year, Governor Lalong said all efforts where channel towards ensuring that the report address the yearning and aspirations of the people.

The Governor said as the state executive council considers the report for implementation; they will be guided by the desire to promote peace in communities across the state through respect, integration, mutual co-existence and respect for cultural values. Chairman of the committee for the review of the creation of chiefdoms, districts and village areas said they received more than 4900 memorandum from different communities across the state while the Chairman of the committee for the review of honorarium, welfare and packages of the traditional Rulers Nde Joshua Waklek said findings indicates the need for improvement in the welfare packages of the traditional Rulers.

Details of the recommendations of the committee were withheld during the presentation until the state executive council deliberate on the report

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