Buhari has restated his commitment to arrest the cycle of violence that has engulfed some parts of the country.
Speaking in Jos, Plateau State at a Town Hall meeting in the course of his two-day official visit to the state, President Buhari who also launched the Plateau State Roadmap to Peace, congratulated the
Governor for uniting the people of the state.
“I wish to encourage your Excellency to continue with the good work you are doing, and I wholeheartedly congratulate you for uniting the people of Plateau State.
“I am indeed quite impressed with gains and successes recorded in the area of conflict
management and peace-building, which has returned this state to the path of relative
“Let me express the Federal Government’s commitment to support and assist the Peace
Building Agency in its effort to arrest the vicious cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable peace in our
President Buhari also commended Governor Simon Lalong for his achievements in the development of the state, ensuring regular payment of salaries and pensions, strides in
the Agricultural sector and assured that the Federal Government will continue to work with Plateau State government.
“I am glad that the state government has fully keyed into the All Green Initiative and the Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme of the Federal Government considering the strategic
importance of agriculture to our national development. Equally commendable is Plateau State’s commitment to the African
Development Bank-funded Potato Value Chain Support Project, which is targeted at wealth creation, employment generation and food security.”
The President lauded Governor Lalong for continuing with the projects abandoned by previous administrations , noting that this has saved the state from white elephant projects and assured that the federal Government will
speed up refunds on Federal works executed by the state.
“I have noted the request for refund of funds expended on the rehabilitation of the Jos-Bukuru-Mararaba Jema’a Road which is a Federal road project and other interventions.
Federal Government will expedite action towards the refund of verified claims by the Plateau State Government,” he said.