Butura Development Association Lauds Gov. Lalong for Creating Butura District

The Butura Community Development Association has commended the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Lalong for the creation of Butura District in Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State describing him as a Governor who listens to the cry of his people and was used by God to answer the prayers of many communities who for decades have been yearning to have chiefdom, district or village area.

In a statement signed its the Secretary General, Thomas Maren Madong, the Association disclosed that Butura District and the entire Butura Nation will not forget what it termed “the good gesture” of the Rescue Team Captain, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong for the creation of Butura District, Bokkos LGA.
The Association appreciated Gov. Lalong for creating the District and gazetting same in line with the the law of the land PLSN No. 6 of 2022.
“The people of Butura sees you as God sent as you have done what they have been longing for decades.
The good people of Butura are not unmindful of that fact that, though the District was created by previous administration twice and aborted, will ever remain grateful to Governor Lalong for creating the District which we believe will stand the test of time” he hinted.

Mr. Thomas Mandong in the text said the struggle for the creation of Butura District started since pre-colonial days to the first Republic is coming now shows that Gov. Lalong is a true Rescuer of the people.

“It is worth mentioning that, you did not only liberate our people, but have a lot of projects executed in Butura land which includes but not limited to the improvement in the State University Bokkos which is domiciled in the Area, the Lalong project and appointment of many sons and daughters of Butura land in his administration” he said.

Butura Community Development Association has proposed to hold a reception to be held on 13th May, 2023 to appreciate God and Governor Lalong for meeting the People’s lifelong aspiration which has lingered for over a century.

Butura is a community of over 200,000 people chiefly found in the west of the Bokkos Local Government Area — 40miles south of Jos. It shares boundaries with the Monguna people to the West, Berom to the North, Muruwi to the East and Mbar to the South.

The village is home to the Plateau State University, an only functioning fertilizer blending plant in the central region and a 2000-year-old stone causeway in that was declared a UNESCO heritage site under the Antiquities Act between 1956 and 1967.

This was as a result of its historical value as a likely prove of African civilization long before the coming of the west.

“Tash”, meaning “bridge” in the Butura people’s Ron language, is the popular name of the elevated stonework, reportedly used as pedestrian bridge for centuries, in the small community ages before western civilization.

The bridge, one of only three of its kind in Nigeria according to UNESCO has a pavement with giant pillars, made of finely carved and arranged slabs of rocks. Without rods, cement, sand or any reinforcements, the bridge was designed to allow water flow underneath, and for centuries, it was used by humans and animals without falling off.

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Butura Development Association Lauds Gov. Lalong for Creating Butura District

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