By: Alfred Saiki,
The Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has promised to donate the sum of one Million Naira (N1, 000,000.00) for the purchase of a 32 Seater Bus, for the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State Council.The donation of the Governor was made public today, during the formal inauguration of the newly elected Executives of the Chapel, led by its Chairman, Mr. Aminu I. Yusuf, by his Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity, Hon. Daniel Manjang.
Hon. Manjang, also added another sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) as donation, to that of the Governor that is hopped to come from Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Lalong and his humble self.
Gracing the occasion among other dignitaries was the Vice President (VP) of the NUJ, Zone D, Mr. Wilson Bako and Mr. Katdapba Gobum, an Ex-Officio at the National level of NUJ.
In his goodwill message to the gathering, Mr. Wilson Bako, advised the Chapels in the state and the Council to continue to maintain the level of peace it is known for, especially, as the Council prepares for the forthcoming state election of the Body.
While commending, Mr. Aminu, the VP said “He has continued to show good leadership and that is why he has being re-elected, as the Chairman of the Chapel again by his colleagues. From all indication, he has always initiated good programmes that have kept the chapel active and engaged.
Mr. Wilson, who described the Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, as a Worker-Friendly-Governor, especially, with the alert civil servants continue to receive in the state, further urged the Governor to provide the much need 32 Seater Bus for the chapel.
You would recall that Mr. Peter Amine dropped as the elected Secretary of the chapel owing to his political quest, to be the State Council Secretary in the forthcoming NUJ Plateau state Council Election.