By Raymond Gukas, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has assured that his administration will not allow itself to be provoked into making unguarded statements that will overheat the polity, as those pushing for the distabilisation of the state are constantly looking for.
He stated this last night in a statewide broadcast to the state, where he confirmed recent developments have continue to generate unnecessary tensions between the people.
He said, “We are not unaware of activities by some who are busy conspiring to scuttle the relative peace we are enjoying. We must not allow them!”
According to him, the government will do all that was possible to fulfil on its mandate to the state, that has welcomed his emergence as the governor with full of hopes where he added; he and his team are not taking that for granted.
He stressed that “We must allow the lawful grievance resolution mechanisms to be brought to a logical conclusion in an atmosphere devoid of threats or tension as some of our saboteurs would love” even as a government, it still restate its commitment to protecting lives and properties.
He therefore appeal for calm and restraint advising the people not pay attention to merchants of destabilisation who are bent on reversing the gains made so far, especially when President Bola Tinubu has been gracious in attending to the insecurity issues in the state.
“As the Chief Security Officer of Plateau State, let me sound a note of warning that; I will not tolerate any attempts at unsettling the peace of our dear state and hereby call on any individual or group (s) involved in such conspiracies to desist forthwith. Consequently security agencies are investigating various leads to track down the sponsors of crime and to promptly deal with any criminal tendencies. Let us maintain our focus on the path of unity, peace and development”, he admonished.
On the hardship being faced as a result of the increase on fuel, he said the government would soo launch a train service between Jos North and South and other areas will be added as soon as this service was operational.
“We are hopeful these services will commence soon and expansion across other parts of the state would also begin. Similarly, the N5 Billion palliative received from the Federal Government will also be distributed along a comprehensive and systematic format, upon broad consultations with stakeholders towards ensuring the most effective deployment and utility of the funds, as well as ensure the most disadvantaged among us receive support and care.”
He then appreciated the unwavering support he enjoyed since assumption of office from the security and well meaning individuals, whci he disclosed was part of the signifant progress that the administration has made so far.
The governor emphasised that “why we decided not to complain or dwell on blaming the previous administration for the appalling state in which we met things. However, as your leader in service, I owe you a duty and responsibility to regularly update you on the state of affairs as we continue to put in place the right approaches and strategies.”
The governor used the occasion to enjoined tje people “to keep faith with us as well as constructively engage with all government institutions as we refocus them to provide service to the people. I want to also implore you not to allow anything alter the trust and confidence you have in this administration. I owe Plateau a debt. A debt of good governance, for which my team and I intend to pay and that by God’s grace we shall”, he pleaded.