Gov Lalong further relaxes curfew from 12 midnight daily to 6am of the subsequent day

DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS,
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE

PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong having considered further the steady improvement in the state of security within the Greater Jos-Bukuru metropolis since the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew, on thursday the 14th of september 2017 , and its subsequent relaxation on Sunday the 17th September, 2017 has approved a further relaxation of the Curfew from 12 midnight daily to 6am of the subsequent day, with effect from thursday 21st september 2017, until further notice.

The Executive Governor wishes to commend all law abiding citizens and stake holders in the peace process on the plateau, for making the quick restoration of peace and security a success. He further calls on all communities to sustain vigilance and intensify community policing to forestall any situation that is likely to upset the hard earned peace in the state.
Meanwhile the Governor has restated and reaffirmed the commitment of all Security operatives to ensure law and order always, in areas of concern within the metropolis that are currently being intensively patrolled and policed, to guarantee the safety and rights of all citizens to go about their businesses without let or hinderance.

Samuel Emmanuel Nanle
Director, Press & Public Affairs
21st September, 2017

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ASUU suspends strike, directs lecturers to resume work

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended its one month, six days strike.

ASUU said it was suspending the strike till end of October for government to fulfill its pledges.

The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, Tuesday.

The suspension of the strike was announced on Monday evening after a meeting with the government delegation.

At the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

Mr. Ngige had earlier said both parties produced “collective agreement of action” after the meeting.

ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on August 13, following government’s failure to implement the agreement reached with the union in November 2016.

Plateau Deputy Gov’s chief of staff commended for sponsoring a free medical outreach in his community

Transition Committee Chairman of Mangu LGA Haruna Danjuma has commended the Plateau state deputy governor’s chief of staff, Silas Vem and called on Political holders to complement Government efforts by intervening on programmers that has direct impact on the lives of the people at the grass roots. The Chairman made this statement while declaring open a two days Free Medical Outreach which took place at the Primary Health Care Centre Mangu Halle and Mangu respectively.

Addressing hundreds of Beneficiaries and Stakeholders at the flag off ceremony of the Free Medical Outreach organized by the Chief of Staff office of the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Vem in collaboration with the National Association of Mwaghavul Students, Mangu District, the Transition Committee Chairman of Mangu LGA Haruna Danjuma express satisfaction with the gesture and called on Political Holders to intervene on projects that has direct impact on the lives of people at the grassroots.

On their part, the sponsor of the free medical outreach and deputy chief of Staff office of the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Vem praised the Student Union and said health issues are paramount to the people hence the idea to support in that respect. He commended the Governor Simon Lalong led Administration for restoring and sustaining peace on the Plateau.

On his part, the Madakin Halle, Lawal Lekmang said Silas Vem has emulated his father who has been very supportive to the community and called on the people to give him the needed support.

Also speaking, Team Leader for the Free Medical Outreach Dr. Moses Karami speaks on the aspect of intervention that will be provided

There were good will massages from the representatives of the Commissioner of Health Dr. Ezra Dablet, APC chairman Mangu LGA Tanko Mohammend, and President National Association of Mwaghavul Students Mangu District Linus Daar among others.

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PLSG relaxes dusk to dawn curfew to 10:00pm to 6:00am

The Plateau State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew impose on the state following the unfortunate incidence of Thursday, 14th September, 2017 in Jos.

In a statement on behalf of Governor Simon Lalong by the Director, Press & Public Affairs Emmanuel Nanle said considered the improvement in the state of security, the government has now  approved the relaxation of the Curfew from 10pm daily to 6am of the subsequent day until further notice.

 

 

Read full text below;

 

DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS,

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE

PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong having considered the improvement in the state of security, since the unfortunate incidence of Thursday, 14th September, 2017 which necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew, has with effect from Sunday the 17th September, 2017 approved the relaxation of the Curfew from 10pm daily to 6am of the subsequent day until further notice.

The Executive Governor wishes to appreciate the swift response of Security Personnel and the wide spread community consultative meetings held by various community and religious leaders, which have come out with renewed commitments and resolves of all and sundry to be law abiding and peaceful.

The Governor wishes to assure our citizens of the State that Security Personnel will continue to patrol flash points within the greater Jos-Bukuru Metropolis, and they will ensure that all security measures as are necessary to guarantee peace, security and compliance with the new curfew order are done, so as to avert any likely bridge of law and order.

The Governor is therefore enjoining all citizens to go about their lawful business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed. He further plead with all peace loving citizens to ensure that they cooperate with all Security Personnel and to report all acts by persons that are likely to constitute a breach to the hard earned peace of the State. 

Signed

Samuel Emmanuel Nanle

Director, Press & Public Affairs

17th September, 2017

Tomruk Innovations is sets to launch Social Media for Social Good (#SMSG) conference in Kaduna

Tomruk Innovations is sets to launch Social Media for Social Good (#SMSG) conference in Kaduna

Tomruk Innovations is organizing the second edition of the SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD (#SMSG) conference next Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at COLAB, 4, Barnawa Close, Off Challawa Crescent, Barnawa, Kaduna State. The first conference was held at Mountain View Guesthouse on 31st March and 1stApril in Jos, Plateau State.

Tomruk Innovations is a social enterprise community center that is creating an environment where disruptive innovators are nurtured through a culture of collaboration and co-creation to become catalysts of progressive change in their communities.

The CEO of TomRuk Innovations, Mr David Ayuba said the Social Media for Social Good Conference, brings individuals together who are interested and committed to the progressive growth and development of themselves, the community and are also willing to share their time, ideas, experience and knowledge in that regard.

The SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD (#SMSG) conference in Kaduna – #SMSGKaduna is focus on:

  1. Social Transparency (SDG 16)
  2. The Future of Learning: Offline vs. Online (SDG 4) and
  3. Building Sustainable Cities: From Job creation to Wealth creation (SDG 11)

The event will be in three sections:

  1. Talks by speakers on each topic
  2. Panel discussions
  3. Breakout sessions

 

PHOTO NEWS: Lalong meets with Hausa and Igbo community leaders

Governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong is currently meeting with Ndigbo and Hausa community leaders after the unrest in some parts of Jos the state capital.
He said he was compelled to impose curfew and will take even stiffer security measures if he doesn’t get the necessary cooperation from community leaders.

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Plateau State is not a revenge Ground-Dr Fabong, PYC Chairman

The Plateau State Youth Council expresses with rude shock the chaos and eventual disruption of calm in Katako axis of Jos metropolis which had threatened to escalate to other parts of Jos and Bukuru yesterday.
This acts of course is perpetrated by disgruntled elements who have no idea what we have been through these years.
As a people, we need to understand that there is a cost of war that cannot be calculated in economic terms. Unless one is living in an area affected by arm conflicts, it is difficult to understand the cost of war and yet appreciate the price of peace.

The aftermath of the Biafra war has left a scar in the history of our dear country and only those who were around and are still alive can better tell the story. Those who survived paid the price for peace.
It is with pain, yet a deep sense of responsibility that we appeal to the youths and the entire public to shun any act capable of causing mayhem.
We condemn in strong terms what happened yesterday in Katako axis and this should not be allowed to happen even in our wildest imaginations.
We state emphatically that Plateau State is not a revenge ground as hard and harsh as this may sound. What happened yesterday just goes to show we have got people with evil intentions amidst of us, who are also determined to bring confusion and unrest.
We call on the great peace loving youths and the good people of Plateau State, to display the strength of our collective will to deal with their evil, and make our society a better place to be.
The swift response of the Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong is highly commended. This is an expression of leadership, character and responsibility. We the youths are in support of the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jos and Bukuru metropolis to curb further tensions.
We appreciate all security agencies that quelled the tension and restored law and order in the troubled spots.
We are calling on members of both the Igbo and Hausa communities in Jos and Bukuru metropolis to help the State Government to fish out the perpetrators of these acts and criminal elements in their midst and assure one another of their safety.
We are appealing to the media to help in deescalating the tension through their reportage and ensure that they are conflict sensitive in reporting this and other issues relating to conflict.
We are once again in support of the Federal Government’s resolve to ensure Nigeria is one and also we stand with all security agencies in working to ensure law and order is maintain while encouraging them to shun any black mail in course of their work.
We also thank the mature and peaceful response of the The Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the able and vibrant leadership of His Royal Highness the Emir of Wase Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo II and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad II and all Northern governors for the reassuring response and promise to protect our brothers and sisters from the south-east. He join our voices to ensure that that their safety is guaranteed.
We are appealing to Governors in the south-east to ensure the safety of all Ethnic Groups within their state and support the Federal Government in restoring law and order in the region.
Finally, I call on the youths to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the security agencies, as security is our collective responsibility. We must stop the trend of being willing tools in the hands of desperate citizens and terrorist. We should shun propaganda and the spreading of hate speeches.
God bless Plateau State Youth Council,
God Bless Plateau state,
God bless Nigeria.
Fabong Jemchang
MBBS, FMCFM.
Chairman,
Plateau State Youth Council

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