PLSG Puts Mechanism In Place For Justice, Good Governance And Sustainable Peace

 

The Oasis Reporters

September 21, 2019

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State.
By Moses Gbande

Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong says peace, security and good governance remain cardinal objectives of his administration.

Governor Lalong said this in a message commemorating this year’s International Day of Peace, a day set aside by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the “Rights of every human to live in Peace”, said it is in furtherance of such objective that his administration placed a high premium on peaceful coexistence, fairness, equity and justice.

The Governor in a message issued and signed by the state Commissioner of information and Communication, Yakubu Dati said people must put behind them, the ghost of the ugly past and resolve to chart a new course by ending violence, ethnicity and religious bias.
He stressed that the Rescue Administration will continue to work together with all lovers of peace to resolve long standing issues of conflict through deliberate policy interventions among other initiatives.

Governor Lalong said his administration has reviewed the state’s security architecture as a result of the recently held Peace and Security Conference in July this year organized by the Plateau state Peace Building Agency.
He assured that his administration will implement the recommendations of the conference and the government white paper on the “Fulani – Berom Peace Committee Report”.

The statement explains that the recent creation of more chiefdoms in the state is part of attempts to resolve lingering conflicts associated with chieftaincy on the one hand. This he said is in addition to giving more credence to the state’s security architecture at the grass roots.

Governor Lalong described the passage of the criminal justice bill by the Plateau state House of Assembly as a partnership that will fast track the dispensation of justice and trial of suspects arrested in the state against the former practice of trying them elsewhere.

Yakubu Dati conveyed Governor Lalong’s determination to relocate displaced persons to their places of original abode noting that a committee assigned the responsibility is on top of its assignment.
The Governor therefore wants citizens to reflect on the theme of the International Day of Peace by shunning rumours, hate speech and further commit themselves to the pursuit of Peace in all activities and facets of life.

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