The Oasis Reporters
March 8, 2018
By Moses Gbande
The Plateau state capital is today, a behive of activities as citizens trooped out to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on a state visit and commissioning of projects across the state .
The Buhari Campaign Organization, (BCO) mobilized a one million man crowd to usher stakeholders to the home of peace and hospitality in Nigeria.
BCO National Coordinator, Hon Danladi Pasali eulogized Simon Bako Lalong and President Muhammadu Buhari as silent achievers and rescue ambassador that came from political obscurity to emerge victorious as Governor under the APC ticket in 2015.
According to Pasali, “At a time when Plateau was looking for a leader with a nationalistic outlook, Simon Bako Lalong stepped up to the challenge as he is building bridges across the Niger, and has ensured that peace is maintained and sustained on the Plateau, as well as remaining resolute that Plateau is a miniature Nigeria that accommodates all tribes and religions devoid of sentiments or segregation.
Lalong has ensured that workers are paid regularly. He is amongst the best governors that are not owing workers at the moment”.
He explained further that Lalong cleared a backlog of salaries, pensions and gratuities, little wonder he has been christened “The Alert Governor” by civil servants in the state.
He maintained further that his love for youths and Sports spurred him into supporting Plateau United to a historic win of the Premier league title and a continental ticket glory. He has continued unfinished projects from previous administration, and he is now revitalizing the Jos International Breweries (JIB).
Lalong has boosted the Tourism and hospitality industry with series of peace concerts and carnivals that attract an influx of tourists to the state providing a platform for Jos based artists playing alongside superstars. He has started the process of reclaiming BARC FARMS, a heritage of Plateau that was sold.
Reeling off more facts about the achievements of Bako Lalong, Hon. Pasali went on to say that the governor is “rebuilding the Jos Main Market and working tirelessly on completing the Zaria road stadium.
He is revamping the highland Bottling company at Barkin Ladi to mention a few of the numerous projects embarked upon by the rescue Governor”.
“Governor LALONG has entrenched his personality and good image of the state in the good books of Mr President and the ruling party at the federal level”.
As President Muhammad Buhari returns to Jos for the first time after his campaign visit and his emergence as president, he will be pleased in one of his revered political sons, Simon Bako LALONG.
“President Buhari will pat SBL on the back for a job well done when he commissions the Airport Protocol lodge. PMB will be ecstatic when he inspects the Jos Inland Container Terminal Depot at Heipang that will provide jobs to over 5000 Plateau indigenes.
PMB will say “Sannu da aiki” when he commissions the Maraban Jama’a -Secretariat Junction-British American Junction Road. PMB will be proud to commission the secretariat junction flyover and interchange.
SBL will be well cultured to lead the President on a state visit to pay homage to the Plateau State Traditional council of Chiefs and Emirs at the Gbong Gwom’s Palace, Jos.
The president will be glad to meet the people as he inspects the ongoing construction of Angwan Rogo road networks.
The Man of the People President Muhammadu Buhari will engage the good people of Plateau in a town hall meeting at the Government House and the launching of the Plateau State Architecture.
The working Governor will lead the President to commission the Shendam-Kalleng bridge and a ground breaking of the New police mobile unit at Longvel, Shendam-Kalleng with presentation of security vehicles and handing over of keys of the new office for Nigeria Security and civil defence coprs(NSCDC).
Lalong who was seen as a child of neccesity, has now transformed to a child of destiny.
We saw the eyes of victory on a noble and gentle Governor on the night he was declared Governor at Eleil Center on a victory lap humbly thanking God and Plateau citizens as he never thought he would emerge Governor.
The President will be delighted when he commissions a New General hospital in Mabudi, Langtang South Local Government Areas. And the commissioning of the New General hospital, kwall, Kanke Local Government Area.
Mr President will never say thank you is enough when he will flag off the Pankshin-Bauchi Federal road. As an agriculturally inclined President, PMB will be honoured to inspect the Panyam fish farm and the launchung of the potatoes value chain tractors ownership scheme at the Panyam Fish farm.
Lalong is working tirelessly to ensure that Plateau is relevant in the scheme of things at the national level while ensuring that dividends of democracy is shared to the grassroots for the benefit of the Plateau People.
“Alert Governor, indeed one good turn deserves another, you are a nationalistic leader, a plateau patriot and your rescue administration is not a hoax after all”, concluded Hon. Danladi Pasali.