Monday 26 December 2022


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, who also doubles as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Candidate for the Southern Senatorial Zone of Plateau State has embarked on Hospital visits in his Senatorial Zone to share the festivities of the Christmas with those that are sick.

REALITY gathered that, the visits were aimed at sharing the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ with those on admission in various Government Hospitals in Mikang, Langtang North and Shendam Local Government Areas, while those of Quan Pan, Langtang South and WASE LGAs will be during the festivities of the New Year.

Hon. Festus Fuanter

The Governor, who was represented during the visits by the Deputy National Secretary of the APC, Hon. Festus Fuanter said, the visits were aimed at extending the Governor’s “Get-Well-Soon Prayers and Messages” to the sick, as well as, to also help provide succor and defray part of the cost of treatment of those on admission.

In Langtang North, the Deputy National Secretary was received by the Local Government Chairman, Barr Zulfa Bitrus Rimven along with the Medical Director of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Treatment Center, Dr. Pam in Zamkwo.

Dr. Pam took the team round the Wards to see the patients on admission and thereafter assisted the team in giving them some Christmas token to defray the cost of their treatment.

The Medical Director, who said he was overwhelmed by the visit, took time to register his appreciation for the rare show of love by the Governor, while commending him for his benevolence.

He also called on the Governor to endeavor to resolve the issue of power in the Southern Zone during his remarks.

The National Secretary in Company of the Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Naanlong Gapyil, the Chairman of Mikang LGA, Hon. Austin Bako, the Deputy Chairman of Shendam LGA , Hon. William Titlong, REALITY gathered, further paid a condolence visit on the family of late Jonah Cirman in Gazum on behalf of the Party, after which the team then proceeded to Mikang LGA where they were received by the Medical Director of Mikang Hospital, who took them round the Wards.

While in Mikang, the Governor through the Deputy National Secretary visited twenty five patients and defrayed the cost of their treatment.

In Shendam, the Governor’s team was received by the Chairman of the LGA, Hon. Alex M. Naantuam, who was represented by the Deputy Chairman, Hon. William Titlong and the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Yakubu Gongs, who took the Deputy National Secretary round the various Wards in the Hospital.

At the Shendam General Hospital, it was gathered that, the team met thirty two patients and delivered the Governor’s Christmas message alongside money to settle part of their medical expenses.

While fielding answers to questions from Media Practitioners, the Deputy National Secretary in party disclosed that, “The Governor in his magnanimity found it expedient to extend the joy of the Christmas to the sick in the Hospitals across Party lines so as to give the sick a sense of love and belonging”.

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