March 7, 2018

Plateau agog as Buhari visits

Plateau agog as Buhari visits


JOS—Plateau State is agog and the people are waiting anxiously to receive President Muhammadu Buhari who is billed to visit the state tomorrow.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Yakubu Dati who said “the proverbial red carpet has been rolled out by an excited citizenry to receive him days before his expected day of arrival”.


The President who will arrive the state on a working visit, according to Dati, will inspect and commission some roads, which include Mararaba Jama’a expressway, Low-cost Miango-Rafiki road network, and the fly-over at the Secretariat junction. He will also inspect the Unguwar Rogo-Alikazaure bridge under construction.

The Commissioner said: “The Agric sector will witness a significant push as President Buhari launches 400 tractors purchased for distribution. The tractor ownership and Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme is between the Plateau State Government and the Plateau All Farmers multipurpose cooperative society.

“The president is also expected to visit the Gbong Gwon Jos as well as hold a townhall meeting where the Peace building roadmap will be unveiled by Governor Simon Lalong at the Government House, Little Rayfield. Each of these physical infrastructural project is of utmost significance to the people because it impacts directly to their daily sojourns.”

On the relative peace in the state, Dati said:  “Lalong’s total devotion to ending the endless circle of bloodletting in the state has projected Plateau as a reference-point of peace. His strategic deployment of variables of peace in a scientific manner has created an island of peace on the Plateau.”

This major feat achieved without much ado has attracted worldwide commendation as the state is no longer in the news for the wrong reasons. Not surprisingly, the unveiling of the strategic road-map to peace has got everyone excited.”