We’ll Not Be Detered By Empty Treasury In Plateau, Says APC



Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed optimism in reviving the economic fortunes of the state, when he said at the weekend that despite inheriting a huge debt profile and the near empty treasury, he is poised to make a difference in the state by providing developmental strides.

Lalong, who had earlier paid two months of the outstanding salaries owed the civil servants by the past administration, promised to continue to surmount the remaining arrears in due course. He stated this during the 2015 graduation/Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony of St. Louis College, Jos.

While congratulating the 64 graduates of the college, Lalong urged them to make a difference while outside, stressing the need for them to put to use the training and teaching they acquired from the college.

He promised to turn around the fortunes of education in the state for the better. “I will bring back the good old days of education in the state where we used to rank among the best in the country. The development of public schools will compete with the private schools where every rich parent now sends his ward.”

The chairman of the occasion and chairman, Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Yakubu Taddy, while showering encomiums on St. Louis for the upbringing of the girls, said there is need to partner with government towards improving education.

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