Monday 27 September 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has applauded Governor Simon Lalong, over his handling of the recent violence in Plateau State, which restored calm and prevented the situation from getting out of hand.

Rev. Pam, who visited Governor Lalong at the Government House Rayfield Jos, with a team from the NCPC said, “they were in the State to appreciate the Governor for his contribution to the success of the pilgrimage to Jordan which was flagged off in Jos”.

He said the Governor has shown remarkable leadership in pursuing peace and has done his best to empower the security agencies to deal with criminals who are bent on jeopardising the peace of the State and rubbishing the efforts of the Government.

The NCPC Executive Secretary said because of the measures taken by the Governor and based on his penchant for peaceful coexistence and proactive security measures, the situation did not escalate and those who carried out the various attacks are being fished out.

He said, “The Commission is very grateful to Governor Lalong for maintaining his passion for a successful pilgrimage, which led to the historic take-off of the exercise to Jordan from Plateau State for the first time in the history of pilgrimage”.

According to a press statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, dated 25th September, 2021, while responding, Governor Lalong said, “the visit by the Commission is encouraging and an affirmation of the support and collaboration of the Executive Secretary who has remained steadfast in promoting peace and ensuring the success of the Rescue Administration”.

He said the recent events where attackers sought to put a dent on the efforts of the Government for selfish reasons has re-energized his resolve to deal with criminals and also ensure that the citizens carry out their activities without fear or molestation.

On the recent pilgrimage to Jordan, the Governor said the State will continue to support the NCPC because the prayers offered for the peace and progress of Nigeria have paid off and also put the enemies of peace to shame.

Prayers were offered for the State and the nation.

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