was a solemn but reflective moment for Christians in Plateau State as
they held a church service to mark the 2020 Democracy Day and also
commemorate the 5th year in office for the Rescue Administration of
Governor Simon Bako Lalong.
The service which was
held at the Government House Chapel, Rayfield Jos under COVID-19
guidelines, was attended by Governor Simon Lalong, his wife Regina, as
well as Deputy Governor Prof. Sonni Tyoden, his wife and other top
Governor Lalong in a remark,
gave thanks to God for the opportunity to serve the people of Plateau
State at this period of time and in the last five years where so much
was done to stabilise the State and restore it to the the path of unity
He said “Let me use this opportunity
to appreciate God for giving me and my Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden the
privilege to serve the people of Plateau State in the last five years.
At the same time, we thank the people of the State for giving us their
mandate during the 2015 and 2019 elections. We recognize that they had
many choices among the many aspirants and candidates, but settled for
our ticket and the APC. We cannot take this for granted as we are
humbled by this responsibility bestowed upon us to work for the peace,
progress and development of Plateau State”.
who promised to give the details of what his administration has been
able to achieve during the address he will be making in the coming days
to mark the 2020 democracy day, however said he remains determined to do
his best in providing purposeful leadership that inspires confidence;
supports peaceful coexistence; delivers basic services and
infrastructure to the people; as well as leave behind lasting legacies
for generations yet to come.
Chaplain of the
Government House Chapel, Rev. Fr. David Ajang challenged those in power
to do all within their capacity to serve the people with integrity,
justice and empathy particularly at this time when the world is
contending with the Corona Virus.
Governor Lalong and his team for touching the lives of the people of the
State in the last five years despite many challenges.
Judge of the State Justice Gyang Dakwak said Nigerians must continue to
work for the strenthing of democratic tenets that are founded on the
rule of law, justice, accountability and good governance.
of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Plateau State Rev. Dr. Soja
Bewarang in a goodwill message acknowledged the restoration of peace and
confidence in the State due to proactive steps taken by the government
of Simon Lalong and also called for more attention to first generation
schools in the State which need rehabilitation.
Chairman Letep Dabang in a remark said the Governor has remained
focussed in implementing the vision of the party by carrying everyone
along in the State and embarking on projects that are people oriented.