Saturday 1 January 2022


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum has asked Nigerians to look forward to a great year 2022, with optimism and hope, as they prepare to make personal sacrifices and unite in supporting Government address the critical issues militating against the peace, unity and progress of the nation.

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 31st December, 2021, Governor Lalong in his New Year Message said, the nation has a lot to thank God for having experienced highs and lows in many sectors. He said though there were many challenges, so much was equally achieved in many areas, which affirmed the resilience of Nigerians.

Governor Lalong said, with the determination and collaboration of the people, insecurity and unemployment which are major factors that threaten the future of the nation would be overcome.

He said, “Nigeria is tremendously blessed and endowed with not only natural resources, but good people, who want to live in peace and pursue legitimate endeavours in peace, unity and tranquility. That is why we must all work together in the New Year to confront those, who want to take away the collective destiny of Nigerians through terrorism, banditry and other criminal activities. We must deny them such opportunity and also ensure that we put them to shame. We should do so believing that evil cannot triumph over good”.

Governor Lalong said that in 2022 his administration would continue with its Rescue Mission of developing human capital and physical infrastructure by completing those in progress, as well as, carrying out others, which are coming on board. This he said would ensure that, the Government fulfils its promises to the people and that his “Lalong Legacy Projects” would be completed while work on the British-America flyover bridge would be carried out including, other ongoing projects across the 17 Local Government Areas of the State.

The Plateau State Governor, asked the people to continue to work on building peace and maintaining law and order, which is central to development.

While wishing Nigerians a prosperous 2022, Lalong admonished them to continue to love one another, as they improve the culture of tolerance irrespective of their diversities.

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