Laxity and Idleness must be flushed out in Plateau – Lalong tells newly appointed commissioners
Newly appointed commissioners in Plateau State have been told that the government will not give room for idleness, laxity and unproductive ventures.
Plateau state governor, Barr Lalong, disclosed this at the swearing-ceremony of the newly appointed commissioners at Little Reyfiled, new Government House, Jos on Friday. He urged them to be prudent and device cogent ways of yielding resources, as well as fight corruption, which are the hallmark of the change mantra.
According to him, the policy thrust of the government is hinged on peace, security, good governance, human capital development, social welfare, agriculture, rural development, entrepreneurship and industrialization, physical infrastructure and sustainable environment.
Governor Lalong further charged them to know that, the guiding philosophy of their rescue government is hinged on the concept of justice, peace and unity. In this regard, they should seek to build a better plateau through forging a new socio-economic and political compact, which will ensure sustainable development, harmonious co-existence, mutual respect and trust among the people.
According to him, “you are the first in line as policy formulators and co-drivers of these policies through the bureaucratic structure of government in the various ministries assigned to you;” adding that, “it’s not about glamour of office but of absolute responsibility in terms of the exercise of political, economic and social authority.”
He said, “this is what is expected of you, to be exercising for the security and social wellbeing of the people, and their contribution will be measured in how much value you have brought to bear in good governance and the delivery of the expected democratic dividends.
He reiterated that the conduct and performance of the commissioners must reflect their sensitivity to the yearnings and aspirations of their people, which is justifiably high.
The newly appointed commissioners include, Hon. Mwankon Peter John (Tourism, Culture and Hospitality), Hon. Ezekiel Daju (Commerce and Industry), Arc. Samuel A. Galadima (Housing and Urban Development), Barr. Jonathan Mawiyau (Justice), and Hon. Pam G. Dongs (Works and Transport).
Others include, Alh. Dayyabu Yusuf Garga (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Mrs. Tamwakat Weli (Finance), Engr. Ja’afaru Wuyep (Water Resources), Mallam Nafiz Ahmed (Information and Communication), Hon. Hitler Fankun Dadi (pecial Duties), Mrs. Lynda Hennang Barau (Agriculture and Natural Resources), Hon. Joseph Mairiga Alex (Education, Science and Technology, Secondary Education) and Dr. Kunden Kamshak Dey (Health), Mrs. Rofina Guru Yen (Women Affairs and Social Development), Hon. Danladi Mann (Youth and Sports), Barr. Faustus Velnoe Fuanter (Lands, Survey and Town Planning), Alh. Abdullahi Garba (Environment and Mineral Development), while Prof. Tyoden, the deputy governor, is to oversee Education, Science and Technology, Higher Education.