Plateau received N2bn for palliatives, not N5bn as speculated, says Governor Mutfwang
Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State
By Raymond Gukas, Jos
Plateau State said it received N2billion for palliatives and not N5billion as being speculated.
Governor Caleb Mutfwang confirmed this on Monday during the maiden stakeholders meeting of elders in the state to help him proffer solutions to challenges confronting the state,
According to him, the administration has observed that in the last hundred days in office, the state is in a sorry state as he inherited over N 300bn from the previous administration with salary arrears of N11bn.
He also told the gathering that his administration is currently been faced with insecurities, therefore, he has resuscitated the state owned security outfit “operation rainbow” to effectively rise to thw occasions.
He was happy with the presence of Plateau elders at the meeting, he said it was an encouragement to his administration; he pledged to continue the engagement.
Governor Mutfwang said such meetings will henceforth be held periodically for the purpose of developing Plateau state.
Earlier, Arc Samuel Nanchang, the secretary to the government of Plateau state in a welcome remarks, said the purpose of the meeting was to tap from the experience of Plateau elders.
The meeting had in attendance former governor Jonah Jang, former military governor of Plateau State Samuel Atukum, Amb Yahaya Kwande.
Others ware former national Assembly members, former Speakers of the state Assembly, former Heads of civil service of the state, first class, Chiefs led by the Gbong Gwom Jos, Gyang Buba, and religious leaders among others.
The maiden stakeholders meeting later went into closed doors.