By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has reminded the people of Plateau State, that ruling All Progressive Congress Administration that he is leading in the state, is more focused on reducing the sufferings of the people of the state and uplift their capacity to face life challenges through their God given talents.
The Governor, who led the troops in the Jos Carnival through some of the major streets of Jos City yesterday, told the mammoth crowed at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium that the carnival is also an avenue to create opportunities for the youths among others.
According to a press statement from the office of the Commissioner of Information, Mr. Yakubu Dati, Made available to REALITY, Governor also called on the youths in the state to take advantage of the Jos carnival to develop their creative talents and convert it into opportunities for self employment, as the goal of the administration is to reduce human sufferings by uplifting the quality of life of vast majority of the people.
The press release in part quoted the Governor as saying:
"Ours is a promise to create opportunities not just for those with the money and influence, but for every Plateau citizen who desires to lead a meaningful and productive life"
Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Hospitality said the peaceful atmosphere created by the Rescue administration has attracted participants and tourists from within and outside the country.
She applauded improvements made by the organizers and promised that next year will witness tremendous improvements.
The Carnival featured cultural displays, group choreography and spectacular displays by youths attained it climax with the arrival of Gov Lalong which was followed by a colourful convoy of Bikers who displayed their skills.
The event was rounded up with a grand performance by the international artiste, ICE Prine Zamani to the delight of fans at the Jos township stadium, venue of the event.
The Jos Carnival which started 2 years ago has gained traction as a major event on the tourism calendar of the State.