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Jos crisis report ’ll be implemented — Gov Jang

By Taye Obateru & Adedoyin Ojosipe

Jos — Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has promised that the report on the last November 28 crisis in the state would not be allowed to gather dust but would be implemented for sustenance of peace in the state.

He gave the assurance yesterday while receiving the report of Prince Bola Ajibola Commission of Inquiry into the crisis, saying the administration would continue to accord peace and security high premium in line with its 10-point agenda.

“Let me assure the commission members and the people of Plateau State and the nation in general that this government will not allow the report to gather dust on the shelves, but will be implemented.

“This, we believe, will serve as a deterrent to others and ensure permanent peace,” he said.

The governor said in line with this policy, the administration had released the white papers on reports of previous commissions of inquiry into crises in the state which are in the process of implementation.

He thanked Prince Ajibola and other members of the commission for agreeing to serve, describing it as a demonstration of patriotism.

“Posterity will count you as honourable men and women who stood courageously to get to the root of the recurring decimal of crisis in Jos to ensure peace and harmony in the state,” he said.

Submitting the report, Ajibola said the 339-page report contained recommendations on how to avert a recurrence of the crisis based on the memoranda and recommendations presented to the commission.

He thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve and the people for the cooperation received in the course of the assignment.

The commission was set up following the crisis over council election in Jos North Local Government Area, claiming several lives and resulting in loss of property running into millions of naira.


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