Yuletide: Gov. Lalong directs security operatives to deal with anyone found disturbing peace
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong at the weekend warned that he has directed security agencies to deal decisively with anyone found disturbing the peace of the state and engaged in any criminal activity during the yuletide .
He made this known while speaking at Christmas Carol organised by the Government House Chapel in Jos
He said ” I call on all citizens to go about their celebrations freely but with utmost vigilance so as to report any suspected criminal to the security agencies for prompt action.”
" Peace has come back to Plateau State and it is our duty to all protect and preserve it at all cost."
The Governor also called on Christians in the state to continue to be the Light and reflect the essence of the birth of Christ the Saviour in all their actions and interactions.
He called on citizens of the state to continue to promote and practice peace because it is key to development.
“We have to build on the successes that we have achieved so far and ensure that the ugly past is truly behind us.”
Lalong use the opportunity to thank the citizens of Plateau State for again massively voting him back into office.
” We remain grateful for this confidence and promise to live up to expectations of our people.”
” Today’s event is one that puts us into the Christmas mood as we enjoy angelic voices and partake in praising God for the gift of Jesus Christ who came to save mankind from sin and condemnation.
While Christians the world over participate in various activities to mark Christmas, we must never forget the essence of this highly Spiritual event.”
” Apart from fulfilling the Scriptures, the coming of Jesus Christ changed the course of mankind where salvation became available to both the Jew and Gentile.”
We should remember that many have been attracted to our State because of the Fruits of the Spirit they see in us which makes us loving, patient, peaceful, kind and joyful.
” Little wonder, Plateau State has been known as the Home of Peace and Tourism, which I believe goes beyond its natural beauty to the inner beauty and accommodating posture of its people.
Lalong further said as a Government, he would continue the Rescue Mission by implementing the three-pillar policy vision that is anchored on Peace, Security and Good Governance; Infrastructural Development; and Sustainable Economic Rebirth.
” We shall therefore continue to count on your prayers, support and constructive criticisms to enable us discharge this burden with all our energy.
” I assure you that we will continue to administer the State with the fear of God and carry everyone along according to our oath of office.
” At festive periods like this, there are those who are criminally minded and planning to unleash mayhem on innocent people celebrating the season.
” , I wish to call on all of us not to keep the joy and pleasures of the season to ourselves alone, but to reach out and share with others, particularly the less privileged and those of other faiths.
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