By Taye Obateru &Â Â Doyin Ojosipe
Jos -Â Former National Chairman of the PDP and first civilian governor of Plateau State, Chief Solomon Lar, took his turn yesterday at the Prince Bola Ajibola Commission of Inquiry into the recent Jos crisis, stressing the need for an end to the recurring disturbances in the state.
He appealed to the people of the state to sheathe their swords and learn to co-exist peacefully to enable the state attract investors that would help develop the state.
Lar who was one of those invited by the commission to avail it of the benefit of their experience in the search for peace urged the people to cooperate with the commission to make its assignment a success.
According to him, â€œwhat we want in this state is peace, nothing more and peace cannot be achieved unless we love one another.
So let us try and work very hard to have peace. We have no other land; we have no other state but Plateau State. Plateau State is a very good state. It is a state that I would like everybody to come and invest in.
â€œIt is a peaceful state. Donâ€™t mind the propaganda. I was here as governor for many years and I know what it means to be the governor of Plateau State because I know the psyche of our people. People should help this commission to come up with something for the good of the state.
As I said, Plateau is a peaceful state that welcomes everybody,â€ he said.
Chairman of the commission, Prince Bola Ajibola, thanked Lar for honouring the invitation and for being part of the search for peace in the state.