Progressive Governors Commiserates With Plateau State

\n

Progressive Governors Commiserates With Plateau State

By,giwa alex, Jos
Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has Commiserate with Governor of plateau state Simon Bako lalong over the looting and destruction of public and private properties by hoodlums who hijacked the ENDSARS protests.
The message of Commiseration is contained in a press release dated 17th November,2020, signed by the Director of press and public affairs to plateau state Governor Simon Mackut Macham and made available to this medium in Jos, plateau state.
Governor Bagudu who was accompanied by his colleagues from Yobe, Mai Mala Buni and Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru, said their visit was to express sympathy with Governor Lalong over the unfortunate events that led to the destruction of properties worth billions of naira.
He said though the protests were legitimate and supported, criminals hijacked the agitation to perpetrate crimes under the guise of searching for palliatives. He maintained that Governors did not hoard any palliatives as wrongly insinuated in some quaters.
The Progressives Chairman said “we have the interest of our youths at heart and believe that without empowering them, development will be difficult to achieve.
The chairman of the forum further add that its on this premises the APC Government right from the Federal to the States continue to roll out empowerment initiatives that will build the capacity of the youths and make them productive. We shall continue to engage and dialogue with them in enhancing their well-being so as to address restiveness”.
Responding, Governor Lalong thanked them for the solidarity and goodwill over the unfortunate incident. He said the destruction has taken the State back as some of the properties looted, vandalised and destroyed were sources of job creation and industrialisation.
He told the delegation that over 31 public and private properties were affected with losses estimated at over 75 billion naira which will be difficult to restore.
He said already, he has engaged the youths and other stakeholders after the incident to ensure that there is no repeat of such incident.
The Governors later proceeded to Lagos for a similar visit to Lagos State Government.

Governors Felicitates With Pauline Alao @79

Governors Felicitates With Pauline Alao @79

By, giwa alex, Jos
The Governors under the auspacies of Northern Governors Forum has Felicitate with Mrs. Pauline Alao, wife of Nigeria’s first Chief of Air Staff, Col. Shittu Alao who recently marked her 79th birthday.
The felicitation message is contained in a press statement dated 17th November,2020 , signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of plateau state Makut Macham and made available to this medium in Jos, plateau state capital.
In his felicitation message, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong described Mrs. Alao as a woman of substance who has maintained high sense of responsibility and diligence in her career, mentoring not only her children but many in society.
Governor Lalong said Mrs. Alao has continued to devote her time and resources in assisting vulnerable persons in society particularly widows whom she has supported to start businesses and provide for their children.
The Chairman further add that “Mrs. Alao remains a shining example for the support she gave her late husband when during his career in the Armed Forces when he became the first Chief of Air Staff. Her commitment, loyalty and devotion has remained exemplary as she maintains her faith in the Nigerian project by continuing to emphasize unity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence”.
While wishing her good health, God’s divine protection and wisdom, Governor Lalong urged her to continue to avail the nation her knowledge and counsel.

Governor Lalong Meets With Miss Ulan Andrew Who Perform Excellent In WAEC Exam.

Governor Lalong Meets With Miss Ulan Andrew Who Perform Excellent In WAEC Exam.

By, giwa alex, Jos

Governor Bako Lalong of plateau state has meet with Miss Sylvia Ulan Andrew and citizen of plateau state who performed extraordinary in this year 2020 internal West African Examination Council Exam with 9As in all the papers she sat for.

Governor Lalong’s meeting with Ulan is contained in a press statement dated 17th November,2020, signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to governor Lalong,and made available to this medium in Jos, plateau state capital.

Ulan who hails from Bokkos LGA of the State is a student of Premier Academy, Lugbe Abuja. She is said to have a history of record-breaking having emerged overall best at national common entrance examinations which earned her a scholarship by the Shell Petroleum Company.

Governor Lalong congratulated her for the feat and said he was not surprised because of the abundant talents available in the State. He said the State will grant her scholarship to any University of her choice.

Governor lalong praised her mother for raising her single-handedly since the death of her husband even before Ulan was born.

Plateau State Coordinator on SDGs Mr. Sam Damla who led the family to Government House Little Rayfield ,said the performance of the student again shows the potentials that the people of Plateau State possess which must be harnessed.

Ulan thanked the Governor for the reception and promised not to disappoint him and the people of Plateau State. She explained that her passion is to be a Chemical Engineer.

Plateau State Is  Set To Host NAFEST.

P

lateau State Is Set To Host NAFEST.

Plateau State is set to hold 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) which is promises to be a memorable one as Plateau State gears up to host the National fiesta with a touch of excellence leveraging on its rich heritage and potentials.
To achieve this laudable objective, Plateau State Governor of plateau state who doubled as the Chairman Northern Governors Forum , Simon Bako Lalong has given marching orders to the Central Planning Committee to make sure everything is put in place for a successful hosting.
The Governor marching order issued to the planning committee is contained in a press release dated 13th November,2020, signed by the commissioner for information and communication Hon. Dan Manjang who doubled as the Chairman Publicity sub- planning committee and made available to this medium in Jos , plateau state capital.
Dan Manjang in a statement in Jos , charged the Planning Committee to be up and doing so as to put finishing touches in the hosting of the fiestas and the rest of the country.
Manjang explained that the cultural diversity of the State and being Nigeria’s melting pot and a nexus between the Northern and Southern parts of the country offers a platform to reinforce Nigeria’s unity using arts and culture.
He further stated that Plateau people have been mobilised to in their characteristic nature extend their hospitality to participants and tourists.
The Information and Communication Commissioner stressed that the event under the Chairmanship of Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tourism and Culture, who he described as a Plateau son has Governor of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as Special Guest will commence on 22nd November and will be rounded off on the 28th of the same month.
He said the opening ceremony will hold at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos and the event will be rounded off with a golf tournament at the Rayfield Golf club.
Events to feature at NAFEST Manjang said, includes traditional board game, Archery, Indigenous Fabrics competition, children’s Essay Competition and cultural Quiz competition.
Other events are choral music competition, traditional cuisine, children’s indigenous instrumental competition, children’s craft and command performance.
All events will take place at Langfield Leisure park Rayfield and will be observed in accordance with COVID-19 protocol.

Lalong Legacy Projects, Governor Meets With Contractor And Subcontractors. 

Lalong Legacy Projects, Governor Meets With Contractor And Sub-contractors.

By,giwa alex, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Friday 13th November, 2020,has met with the contractor and sub-contractors handling the Lalong Legacy projects across the three senatorial districts of the State.
Governor Lalong meeting with the contractor and Subcontractors is contained in press release dated 13th November,2020, signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Lalong Simon Mackut Macham and made available to this medium in Jos , plateau state capital.
Governor Lalong while addressing the meeting at the Victoria Gowon Hall, New Government House Rayfield-Jos, said the meeting was to listening to the stakeholders on the progress of work and challenges so as to resolve them to facilitate the quick completion of the project.
He said the project which aims is to provide high standard public facilities such as schools and Hospitals, was conceived to address the problems affecting the citizens of the State.
And assured that his administration will not abandon any of the legacy projects.
“My administration inherited many projects which were uncompleted and abandoned. Even this hall which we named after former First Lady Mrs. Victoria Gowon was uncompleted but we decided to complete it.
If we can’t complete the projects left and abandoned by others, we cannot fail to complete the ones initiated by our administration”, he said.
He also told the contractors that he will soon embark on another round of inspection of the projects sites, hence the need for them to be up and doing as no excuses will be tolerated.
The Governor also said the President is expected to commission some of the projects when completed.
Governor Lalong also warned that the contractors must work in accordance with specifications as anyone who does not adhere to the terms of the work will be sanctioned.
The main Contractor Engr. Lawson Ngoa, MD of Bleneson Services said the project started well but was affected by delays occasioned by COVID-19 and funding which have now been resolved by the IPO, assuring that there will be more speed on the work now that the economy has picked up.
The sub-contractors also raised the challenges of inflation and high cost of materials which the Governor promised to address.
Commissioners of Housing and Urban Development, Finance and the Chief of Staff all addressed various aspects of the Legacy Projects urging all parties to redouble efforts in meeting the timelines for achieving the work.

Fresh Crises Loom In Wase LGA, As Tension Over Alleged Release Of  Shehu Jatau ———-Tarok Youth  

Fresh Crises Loom In WaseLGA, As Tension Over Alleged Release Of Shehu Jatau ———-Tarok Youth

Our, reporter, Jos
There is pending inter-communal conflict waiting to rock Wase Local Government Council of Plateau State as Tarok youths are now fingering and accusing the emirate council of Wase LGA of a secret plot conniving with one Mr Shehu Jatau who was alleged criminal trespassed against chief HRH ,the Ponzhi Kadarko ,Chief Lot Nden .
A spokesman of the group of concerned Tarok from Kadarko District ,Mr Lohpon Garba told this medium that some of them are finger and selected to be arrested by security personnel.
Their statement alleged that
they are setting traps to kill chief Lot Nden the Ponzhi Kadarko of Wase Tarok Chiefdom, they Masterminded the plan by instigating one Shehu to lie against the Ponzhi Odili that Ponzhi used him to kill people during Shehu killings that let to his arrest about one year ago.
However ,base on the allegations masterminded against the Ponzhi Kadarko a cheap target by the security in charge of internal protection of Plateau state has arrested one Mr Nanmwa Shemak the Ponzhi Odili alleged collecting Millions of Naira bribed from the Terrorist that killed over 300 innocent citizens of Plateau state.
Shehu who is community leaser in Kurmi Dampar of Taraba state, Nigeria today has become a lawless criminal like whom was arrested by Nigeria Army in Abuja in November 2019 today is gradually making his way back to the community by bribing the Nigerian
security agencies (POLICE).
Its was alleged that the Odili is arrested by the Plateau state Police Command base on conspiracy with top leaders to free Shehu Jatau and release back to Wase LGA .
The NSCDC officer is still in Police custody since yesterday after promising the the Commandant of the Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps ,NSCDC that nothing will happen to the officer.
However. The Tarok youths express dissatisfaction with the manner innocent security personnel working with the Ponzhi Tarok in Wase LGA are drag into believing the blowing lies concocted created to cause disaffection amongst peacefully communities .
The group explained the unfortunate role play by the commissioner of Police to detained one of the NSCDC officer attached to HRH Lot Nden ,Mr Odili base script play by Shehu Jatau without any concrete evidence to Shehu Jatau lies .
Its was also gathered that the Nigeria army troops have arrested Shehu Jatau, a militia gang leader, and five of
his accomplices at a hotel in the central area of the federal capital territory, Abuja.
This medium gathered the Army Spokesman ,Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, while parading Shehu Jatau and his gang members whom they believed to be the masterminds behind
some kidnappings and robberies in the FCT.
The army statements preliminary investigations showed that the suspects were
involved in a recent Plateau state crisis and moved to Abuja to resort to “kidnapping,
extortion and unleashing unprecedented carnage on residents”.
The statement added that the troops also rescued seven kidnapped victims from bandits in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state.
“A notorious Tarok militia gang leader, Shehu Jatau and five of his accomplices were trailed
and arrested in a hotel in the Central Area,
Abuja,” the statement read.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the
suspects were very active in the unfortunate
Plateau crisis that caused the lives of citizens and destruction of properties worth billions of naira.
“However, with the return of peace in the state,
the criminal gang resorted to kidnapping,extortion and unleashing unprecedented
carnage on innocent residents.
“Furthermore, troops of 2 Battalion, while on a
routine patrol between Polewire and Gayam
villages in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State,
rescued seven kidnapped victims from a group
of bandits.
They alleged that Nigeria Police Plateau state command are planning to release the notorious Tarok Militia gang leader Shehu Jatau whom the Nigeria Army arrested on 2rd November,2019 in Abuja.
Shehu Jatau who was the Mastermind of the Plateau crisis that claimed over 300 lives of Plateau citizens and properties ward millions of Naira destroyed, but today the security are working hard to distort his atrocities
its was alleged security are about to compromise their function and a handsome bribed from some sponsors including retired General Traditional father in Tarok land and the emirate are strong sponsors of the Militia gang leader Shehu Jatau.
The plan to fast track the release of Shehu Jatau the police intentionally arrested the Ponzhi Kadarko Odili and force him to beg Ponzhi Kadarko whom Shehu Jatau killed his people to agree and compromise to ease Shehu release.
The police IPO James Audu told the Ponzhi Odili that if he refused to compromise he threatening him of his job before taking him to court for prosecution.
“We are calling on National Intelligent Agency (NIA) to take over the case from Police to avoid injury to Justice for such a high profile criminal”.
When the same Shehu was arrested one year ago but police now linking Ponzhi Odili lead some attacked during his Genocide on Plateau people and killed his people.
All efforts to reach PPRO plateau State command Gabriel Ubah was not successful as his number could not be reached.

Plateau State : Minimum Wage, Meeting Between Govt And NLC End In Stalemate

Plateau State : Minimum Wage, Meeting Between Govt And NLC End In Stalemate.

By,giwa alex, Jos
The meeting between the state government and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) plateau state chapter has end in deadlock .
The meeting organized at the instance of the speaker plateau state House of Assembly Abok Ayuba ,the chairmen of the seventy local government of the state and the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Plateau State chapter Comrade Eugene,has the Head of Service of the state,Azi Izang in attendance.
The meeting which lasted for less than 2 hours was held at the state House of Assembly along Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Jos the plateau state capital.
The Head of Service Who bluntly refused grant interview to the press declined interview as he said the meeting has not yielded any positive results as both sides,the government,and the labour are still holding tenaciously with thier respective demands.
“I can’t talk to the press right now, because we has not arrived in any concrete terms ,when will are ready and finished the meeting we will address the press and by then we may have something to tell you people will know what we agreed on.”
Comerad Eugene the chairman of NLC in plateau state said they are going to reconvened on Monday 16th November,2020 because we have not agreed on anything.
It would be recalled that labor in the state is brandishing words Bristol to force their members in the state to down tools if the state government fail to implement the 30 percent minimum wage signed into law by the federal government since 2019.

Governor Lalong Sue For Peace, As Bishop Of Bauchi Celebrates 25th Priesthood. 

Governor Lalong Sue For Peace, As Bishop Of Bauchi Celebrates 25th Priesthood.

By,giwa alex, Jos
Governor Simon Bako of

Plateau State has sued for peace among the people of Bauchi state and Nigeria as a whole, and urgued them to trust one another in order to create the atmosphere for goodwill and development.

The Governor stated this on thursday when he attended the 25th priestley silver jubilee of the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Most. Revd. Dr. Hillary Nanman Dachelem held at the St. John Evangelists Cathedral, Bauchi.

Governor Lalong statement is contained in statement dated 12th November,2020 , signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the state governor ,Simon Bako Lalong and made available to this medium in Jos, plateau state capital.

Governor Lalong joined by the Bauchi State Governor Sen. Bala Mohammed and other top Government officials described Bishop Dachelem as a man who has used the pulpit to preach unity, tolerance and good governance.

Governor Lalong further add that the occasion provides a good opportunity to remind Nigerians of the need to shun all acts that promote division, hatred and crisis.

He also congratulated the Bishop for publishing a book with title “Youth Companion” which was launched at the event, saying the book will go a long way in assisting youths to focus on contributing positively to societal development and engaging with the system to address their grievances.

Governor Bala Mohammed said he personally attended the event to honour Bishop Dachelem who has been a man of peace and contributed immensely to the development of the State particularly in the area of education.

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese who presented the book to the public commended the author for his service in the vineyard of the Lord and said he was proud of his commitment to inclusivity and bridge building.

While thanking God for sustaining him throughout his journey of priesthood, Bishop Dachelem said he has a lot of passion for the youth whom he said need to be listened to and carried along.

He also advised them against using violence to addres their problems, saying it is counter productive at the end of the day.

Rev. Dr. Hillary Dachelem is from Qua’an Pan Local Government of Plateau State and was ordained priest by the late Archbishop Gabriel Gonsum Ganaka in 1995.

PYC Election,Court Ask Parties To Maintains Status Quo.

PYC Elections,Court Ask Parties To Maintains Status Quo.

By,giwa alex, Jos
The Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos,plateau state capital has urgued Plateau Youth Council (PYC)and other parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit brought before it.

Justice Mohammed Nafisatu gave the judicial order during the motion on notice brought before court 10 of the state High Court sitting in Jos.
The motion on notice filed by fifteen(15) members of the Plateau Youth Council (PYC)urging the court to restrain the plateau state government who is the 1st-3rd Defendant/Respondent in the matter from inaugurating the 4th Defendant/Respondent as the electoral committee chairman of the Plateau State Youth Council for not been a Youth and registered member of the Plateau State Council.
The Counsel to the plantiff (PYC) Barr Linus Pam complained that despite the court directive for the election of the Youth Council to be put on hold pending the determination of the matter,the 1st-3rd Defendant /Respondents fragrantly disobey the orders of this honorable court to inugurate the 4th Defendant/Respondent for the electoral committee saddled with responsibility to conduct election for the association.
He further told the court that,as the matter is ongoing now,the 4th defendant/Respondent ,the illegal inurgurated 1st-3rd is right about now on Air in the state owned Radio station(PRTV) fielding questions relating to election of PYC when your Lordship has given judicial order for the parties involved in the matter to maintain status quo.
Justice Mohammed Nafisatu, the presiding Judge who appeared not to be too please with the fragrant disobence of the orders of the court by the 4th defendant, however directed barrister Gideon Azi who is the principal Counsel with the ministry of Justice , plateau state to call on his clients to maintain status quo.
The case has however been adjourned to Monday 14th November,2020 for continuation of hearing.
It would be recalled that governor Bako Lalong during his interaction with the youths held at the Victoria Gowon conference Hall New Government House Little Rayfield recently, following the #Endsars Protest in the state which over 70 billion of properties were destroyed.
Governor Lalong used the fora to direct the ministry of Youth and sports development to without delay weigh into the matter with the view to conduct election for the council who have been operating without Excos after the expiration of the old Excos tenure few months ago.
The Association has already brought Out time table for the Conduct of the election into various positions of the Council which saw the commencement of the sale of forms by 9th November,2020.

Governor Lalong Has Presents #133 Billion Budget Estimate For 2021 Fiscal Year Before State Assembly.

Giovernor Lalong Has Present #133Billion Budget Estimate For 2021 Fiscal Year Before State Assembly.
By,giwa alex, Jos
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has presented 133 billion budget estimate for 2021 fiscal year with oil price of 40 per barrel, with the projection of daily oil production of 1.86million barrel per day and exchange rate of #378 to a dollar.
As governor Lalong stressed that the 2021Budget was prepared under reality of the current economic realities, orchestrated by COVID-19 and with a reasonable degree of consistency both in policy and realism to our vision of achieving the three-pillar policy of peace, security and good governance, infrastructural development and sustainable economic rebirth.
Governor Lalong stated this during the presentation of the 2021 budget estimate of 133 billion before the State legislature which took place at the state legislative chamber along Abrahim Taiwo Road Jos ,plateau state capital.
The governor said the budget was carried out after public consultation through town hall meetings and further engagements with relevant stakeholders within the context of the current economic realities, COVID-19 component of N11 billion naira only.
This consists of Eighty three billion, nine hundred and fourty seven million, two hundred and four naira, one hundred and seventy three kobo (N 83,947,204,173.00) only as recurrent expenditure, and Fourty nine billion, Five hundred and thirty five million, five hundred and one thousand, two hundred and eighty four naira
This the governor said has capital expenditure of (N49,535,501,284.00)
Which indicates an increase of Ten Billion Six Hundred and Thirty Three Million Eight Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand Five Hundred and Forty four Naira (N10,633,882,544.00) only representing 8.6% difference above the 2020 revised budget of One Hundred and Twenty Two point Eight billion naira (N122.8) only,this he said is occassioned by increase in both Recurrent and Capital Expenditure estimates.
The 2021 budget christened ,”A Budget of Economic Recovery And Consolidation And Inclusive Infrastructural Growth”, said
the 2021 estimates presented are intended to pursue programmes and projects with a view to achieving an inclusive and high income strategy, while securing an increasingly better life for all.
Lalong add that the implementation of these programmes will require significant resources to close a deficit gap of Twenty Two Billion Six Hundred and Sixty Five Million Three Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand One Hundred and Five Naira (N22, 665,356,105.00)
.
Recurrent Expenditure Breskdown 2021 is follows:
The breakdown of this year’s Recurrent Expenditure of Eighty three billion, nine hundred and fourty-seven million, two hundred and four naira, one hundred and seventy three kobo
(N 83,947,204,173.00) only is made up of:
Personnel costs, salaries and pensions: Thirty Seven Billion, Three hundred and fourteen Million, eight hundred and ninety seven thousand Naira, seven hundred and seventy three naira (₦37,314,897,773.00) only. This captures the payment of the new minimum wage and pensions of workers that have left the service recently or will be leaving in the course of the year.
Overhead Cost: Twenty Seven Billion, Five and Ninety Four Million, One hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Five Hundred Naira (₦27,594,164,500.00) only. The running cost of government has also increased due to demands from our citizens
3. Consolidated Revenue Fund Charges: This Sector has an estimate of Seventeen Billion, Thirty Eight Million, One Hundred and Forty One Thousand, Nine Hundred Naira (₦17,038,141,900.00)
The Recurrent Revenue in the 2021 budget is projected at One hundred and eleven billion, eight hundred and seventeen million, three hundred and fourty nine Naira, three hundred and fifty two kobo (N110, 817,349,352.00) only.
This consists of the following:
Internally Generated Revenue (IGR): Twenty one billion, six hundred and eighty seven million, eight hundred and fifty one thousand, one hundred and three Naira (N21,687,851,103.00) only
Statutory Revenue Allocation (SRA) of Thirty nine billion Naira (N39,000,000,000.00) only.
Derivation (13% solid Mineral Derivation): Five hundred Million Naira (N500,000,000.00) only. This revenue is accruing to the State for the first and therefore has been projected because of the hope of its continuity or reoccurrence in 2021.
Other FAAC Transfers (Exchange Rate Gains, Augmentation etc at Four billion Naira (N4,000,000,000.00) only.
CAPITAL RECIEPTS
Value Added Tax (VAT): Seventeen Billion Naira (N17,000,000,000.00) only. There is a great expectation from this revenue with its review from 5% to 7.5% by the Federal Government.
Internall Grants: Fifteen billion, seventeen million and eighty-eight thousand, eight hundred and thirty six Naira (N15,017,088,836.00 only
Externall Grants: 0.00
8.Drawdown: Eleven billion, two hundred and ninety-one million, four hundred and nine thousand, four hundred and thirteen Naira (N11,291,409,413.00) only.
Surplus/Excess Crude: Five Hundred Million Naira (N500,000,000.00) only.
Cpital Expenditure Breakdown 2021 budget is Fourty Nine Billion, Five Hundred and thirty five Million, Five Hundred and one Thousand, two Hundred and eighty four Naira (N 49,535,501,284.00) representing 12% of the total budget, the sectorial allocation which includes as follows:
Administrative Sector: Nine Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty Two Million, Four Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Naira (N9,842,457,439.00) Only. This represents 19.87% of the Capital Estimate.
Economic Sector: This sector has a projection of Twenty Two Billion, Four Hundred and Forty One Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Seven Naira (N22,441,843,977.00) only representing 45.30% of Capital Estimate.
Law/Justice Sector: Eight Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (N876,660,000.00) only. This figure represents 1.77% of Capital Estimate.
Social Sector: This Sector has an estimate of Sixteen Billion Three Hundred and Seventy Four Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight Naira (N16,374,539,868.00) only, representing 33.06% of Capital Estimate.
Sub-Sectorial Allocation.
Administrationn and Finance,the sum of Ten Billion, Fifty Six Million, Ninety Forty Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Three Naira (N10,056,942,803.00) only, representing 20.30% of the Capital budget is allocated to the Administration and Finance Sub-Sectors.
Agriculture: In this Fiscal Year, the sum of Three Billion Nine Hundred and Nine Million, Six Hundred and Eighty Two Thousand Nine Hundred and seventy Seven Naira (N3,909,682,977.00) only is estimated for Agricultural Programmes, representing 89% of the Capital Budget.3.Commerce and Industries: The Estimate for Commerce/Industries sub-Sector is One Billion Eight Hundred and Two Million, Seventy Six Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Four Naira (N1,802,076,364.00) only, representing 3.64% of the Capital Budget.
.Education: The Sum of Six Billion, One Hundred and Twenty One Million, Four Thousand, Seventy Hundred and Forty Naira (N6,121,004,740.00) only, representing 12.36% of the Capital Budget.
Environmentt and Mineral: The Environment and Mineral Sub-Sectors have an allocation of Four Hundred and Fifty Three Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira (453,100,000.00) only. The Estimates of these two Sub-Sectors represent 0.91% of the Capital Budget.
Finance: The sum of Four Billion, One Hundred and Thirty Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,133,800,000.00) only. This Sub-Sector allocation represents 8.35% of the Capital Budget.
Health: The sum of Seven Billion, Twenty Two Million, Five Hundred and Two Thousand Four Hundred Naira (N7,022,502,400.00) only. This Sub-Sector allocation represents 14.18% of the Capital Budget.
Information and Communication: The sum of Four Hundred and Four One million, Three Hundred and Sixty Six Thousand Naira (N404,366,000.00) only, representing 0.82% of the Capital Budget is allocated to the Information and Communication Sub-Sectors.
Judiciaryy: The sum of One Billion Twenty Eight Million, six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (N1,028,660,000.00) Only, representing 2.08% of the Capital budget is allocated to the Judicial Sub-Sector.
10.Ministries of Lands, Housing and Urban Development: These Sub-Sectors are allocated Two Billion, Ninety One Million Naira (N2,091,000,000.00) only, representing 4.22% to the Capital Budget.
Sciencee and Technology: The Science and technology Sub-Sector has been allocated One Hundred and Sixty Five Million Naira (N160,000,000.00) only and it represents 0.32% of the Capital Budget.
12.Tourism, Culture and Hospitality: The Sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand (N352,900,000.00) only is allocated to these Sub-Sectors and their budget represents 0.71% of the Capital Estimate.
13.Water, Sanitation and Energy: These Sub-Sectors have an allocation of Four Billion, One Hundred Twenty Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty Six Thousand Naira (N4,120,966,000.00) only, representing 8.32% of the Capital Budget.
Women, Youth and Sport: The Sum of One Billion, One hundred and Sixty Two Million Naira (N1,162,000,000.00) only, representing 2.35% of the Capital Budget.
15.Works and Transport: The Sum of Six Billion, Seven Hundred and Sixteen Million Five Hundred Naira (N6,716,500,000.00) only, and the total allocation to these Sub-Sectors is 14.82% of the Capital Budget.
Sustaining Good Governance Transparency & Accountability Lalong said keeping
faith with our promise to run a government that is open, transparent and accountable to the people who we serve,we therefore, we shall continue to implement all strategies that will prioritise spending and ensure that our people get value for money in every government transaction.
“We shall ensure that all civil servants discharge their duties with utmost diligence and excellence such that value is added and the benefits are clearly seen by the people. We have therefore put in place more practical avenues to reward excellence and punish indolence. This we believe will motivate the workforce.
With the appointment of a reputable revenue collection firm, we shall redouble our efforts towards rapidly improving our revenue targets, especially the Internally Generated Revenue which is crucial to funding the 2021 budget.
Having been recognised by the National Bureau for Statistics as the second least corrupt State in the country, we have continued to strengthen the work of the Treasury Single Account (TSA); the Efficiency Unit; Bureau for Public Procurement; Liquidity Management Committee; as well as the Project Monitoring and Result Delivery Office (PMRDO) to ensure that we maximize our resources and eliminate wastages.
Only recently, Plateau State was selected to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an organization that brings together governments and Civil Society leaders to create more transparent, inclusive, and participatory government.
As one of the 55 new members selected to join OGP from a pool of 112 applications, our administration is again stressing to the world its determination to advance the open government agenda locally and transform the way the government serves its citizens.
This comes at a critical moment as we intensify efforts to respond to COVID-19 while also facing strained budgets and climate insecurity and other challenges.
Against the backdrop of the recent looting, destruction and vandalisation of public and private properties and businesses by hoodlums which led to huge losses estimated at over N75 billion Naira, we are more than ever determined to continue the implementation of our Rescue Agenda.
Despite this setback and the consequences of COVID-19, we shall continue to engage all stakeholders including our youths as we work to create economic opportunities that lead to self-reliance and job creation.
As we continue to work towards our planned Economic and Investment Summit, which was delayed because of COVID-19, we shall leverage on the implementation of the 2021 budget if and when passed by this honourable house to improve our investments in productive sectors of the economy to increase our earnings, and provide some empowerment measures for the citizens.
Governor lalong urge the members of the state House of Assembly to diligently persuit and deliberate on the Budget, to enable us commence implementation and service delivery from the onset of the New Year.
This is bearing in mind that timely passage is also going to be a boost for the State to qualify for more grants of the SFTAS Disbursement Link Indicators I and II as well as Additional Financing and Eligibility .

Hon. Isaac Kwallu’s Impeachment Case, Court Adjourns To Date To Be Communicates To Parties

Hon. Isaac Kwallu’s Impeachment Case, Court Adjourns To Date To Be Communicates To

Parties.

By,giwa alex, Jos
The Impeachment Case involving the Chairman of quan’paan local government of Plateau state by the State House of Assembly has adjourned the matter to date to be communicated to the Parties in the matter.
The Case which is before Justice Nafisatu is for the continuation of hearing on the matter sitting in State High Court(10)in Jos, Plateau state capital.
The Counsel to the complaint,Solomon Umoh(SAN) said my Lord, the case is adjourned to today for hearing,we are prepared for the matter.
On his part, the Counsel representing the 4th-25th defendant in the matter ,S.S Obende moved a motion for the court to compel the complaint to bring the government official cars (4) in numbers to give way for the continuation of hearing of the matter.
He add that there is no way the hearing of the matter will commence when the impeached local government chairman Isaac Kwallu is still hold tenaciously to the official government cars, which is against the law.
In a quick reaction, the counsel to the complaint, Solomon Umoh (SAN)who appeared to be very furious,frawn at what he described as freviliou motion of the 4th-25th defendant which he said is an affront to court process.
“My Lord I most say that the motion of the 4th-25th defendant is not only frivolous,but an affront to court process, this is so when it come to appoint where continuation of hearing a matter is tight to a condition.”
My Lord this is my client who is badly injuried emotionally when he was in court challenging his suspension from office as the chairman of quan’paan LG, only to hear it from the news of his impeachment.
Umoh further decried that as my client is challenging his suspension, he was subsequently impeached by the forces that earlier suspended him from office even when this honorable court my Lord had appealed to the Parties in the matter to maintained Status quo pending the court determination over the matter.
“My Lord the same forces who ganged up to suspend my client, flagrantly violated the court order for the parties to maintain status quo pending the court determination over the matter,they are not still tired they are still on rampaging move to scruttle the judicial process of my client to obtain Justice which he attributed to a slap in the bare face of Justice which my Lord should not allowed to stand.”He maintined.
My Lord, this show that there is strong forces that are fighting against my client who has failed to come out with the offences of my client that warrant the humiliation and harrassment been melted on his persons.
“Umoh(SAN) further stressed that the unfortunate action of the 4th-25th defendant when your Lordship had given an express judicial order for all parties in the case to maintain status quo,but they are violating the Court order with impunity and without remorse.
” My Lord if the bringing of the cars will facilitate my client urgent quest for quick Justice for his rights that is grossly violated,I have just confide with my client and he has agreed to bring the (3) government official cars under his procession and will be deposit with the court registrar if that will facilitate my client getting immediate Justice.”
Even when the complaint opt to deposit the cars to fulfill the motion moved by the Counsel to the 4th-25th defendant S.S Obende ,which is not suppose to be ,but to shift ground, to give room for the speedy hearing of the matter, the 4th-25th, defendant still insisted that the cars under the procession of the complaint were(4)not (3)as cliamed.
However ,the parties adopted their processe,as complaint urgued the court to determine the matter in his favor and strike out the prayers of other defendant in the matter on ground of lack of merit.
While the defendant pray the court to strike out the petition of the plantiff as it lack merit in it entity.
The Case is however adjourned to a later date to be communicated to the parties in due course.
By,giwa alex, Jos
The Impeachment Case involving the Chairman of quan’paan local government of Plateau state by the State House of Assembly has adjourned the matter to date to be communicated to the Parties in the matter.
The Case which is before Justice Nafisatu is for the continuation of hearing on the matter sitting in State High Court(10)in Jos, Plateau state capital.
The Counsel to the complaint,Solomon Umoh said my Lord, the case is adjourned to today for hearing,we are prepared for the matter.
On his part, the Counsel representing the 4th-25th defendant in the matter ,S.S Obende moved a motion for the court to compel the complaint to bring the government official cars (4) in number to give way for the continuation of hearing of the matter.
He add that their there now way the hearing of the matter will commence when the impeached local government chairman Isaac Kwallu is still hold tenaciously to the official car, which is against the law.
In a quick reaction, that counsel to the complaint, Solomon Umoh (SAN)was appeared to be very furious,frawn at what he described as frevilious motion of the 4th-25th defendant which he said is an affront to court process.
“My Lord I most say that the motion of the 4th-25th defendant is not only frivolous,but an affront to court process, this is so when it come to appoint where continuation of hearing a matter is tight to a condition.”
My Lord this my client who is badly injuried when he was in court challenging his suspension from office as the chairman of quan’paan LG, only to hear it from the news of his impeachment.
Umoh further decried that as my client is challenging his suspension, he was subsequently impeached by the forces that earlier suspended him from office even when the this honorable court my Lord had appealed to the Parties in the matter to maintained Status quo pending the court determination on the matter.
“My Lord the same forces who ganged up to suspend to suspend my client flagrantly violated the court order for the parties to maintain status quo pending the court determination over the matter,they are not still tired they are still on rampaging move to scruttle the judicial process of my client to obtain Justice which he attributed to a slap in the bare face of Justice which my Lord should not allowed to stand.
He maintined.”
My Lord, this show that there is strong forces that are fighting against my client who has failed to come out with the offences of my client that warrant the humiliation and harrassment been melted on his persons.
“Umoh(SAN) further stressed that the unfortunate action of the 4th-25th defendant when your Lordship had given an express judicial order for all parties in the case to maintain status quo,but they are violating the Court order with impunity and without remorse.
” My Lord if the bringing of the cars will facilitate my client urgent quest for quick Justice for for his rights that is grossly violated,I have just confide with my client and he has agreed to bring the (3) government official cars under his procession and will be deposit with the court registrar if that will facilitate my client getting immediate Justice.”
Even when the complaint opted to deposit the cars to fulfill the motion moved by the Counsel to the 4th-25th defendant which is not suppose to be ,but to shift ground, to give room for the speedy hearing of the matter, the 4th-25th, defendant still insisted that the cars under the procession of the complaint are(4)not (3)as cliamed.
However ,the parties adopted their processe,as complaint urgued the to determine the matter in his favor and strike out the prayers of other defendant in the matter on ground of lack of merit.
While the defendant pray the court to strike out the petition of the complaint as it lack merit .
The Case is however adjourned to a later date to be communicated to the parties in due course.

Northern Governors Commisserates With Bauchi State Government Over Ali Kwara’s Death. 

Northern Governors Commisserates With Bauchi State Government Over Ali Kwara’s Death.
By,giwa alex, Jos
The Governors under the auspacies of Northern Governors Forum has commiserated with the government , people of Bauc

hi State and family of the legendary hunter and crime fighter, Ali Kwara who died recently.

The governors commisseration message to the people of Bauchi state is contained in a press statement signed by the director of press and public affairs to the chairman of the forum who doubled as the Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong and made available to this medium in Jos, plateau state capital.
Chairman Simon Bako Lalong in a message described the late Ali kwara as an outstanding hunter who devoted his gifts and energy in the fight against crime in various parts of the country.
He recalled his exploits against bandits, armed robbers and terrorists in most parts of the country particularly the 19 Northern states, saying his efforts assisted greatly in addressing some of the security challenges of the country.
Governor Lalong said the services of the late Ali Kwara will be seriously missed particularly because of the assistance he rendered to law enforcement officials in the apprehension of criminals, many of whom were successfully prosecuted.
While praying God to grant the late Ali Kwara eternal rest, the Governor said President said his legacies will continue to be remembered in the history of crime fighting in Nigeria.

 RCC Karu President And Rev Murren On The Eyes Of Storm,As Members Passes Votes Of No Confidence On Them.

RCC Karu President And Rev Murren On The Eyes Of Storm,As Members Passes Votes Of No Confidence On Them.

By, giwa alex,Jos
The Regional Church Council ,RCC, Chairman ,Karu , Rev Elisha Murren, are currently in the eyes of the storm as the entire church members has passed vote of no confidence on him and one Rev Elisha Murren reinstatement which has resulted to indefinite close down of church services and immediate sealing off church premises for any active church activities ,as members exchange blows over corrupt act of the RCC Chairman .
The incident spark-off internal wrangling leading to the closing down of Sunday service and other activities as scandal continued to strike the members .
The disagreement between COCIN ,RCC Karu has continued to deepened between Rev RCC Chairman Rev Elisha Murren, Former Secretary Rev Nankat Miri Jangyil , and Rev Dakom now transferred outside RCC.
The Regional Church Council ,RCC, Karu in Abuja ,Federal Capital Territory has been rocked by crisis leading to the sealing off the worship centre were members are barred from conducting Sunday service .
The Church Members have passed a vote of no confidence on the President of Church of Christ in Nations ,COCIN ,Rev Dr Dachollom Datiri for biased taken a decision without reaching the church leadership.
The Church headquarters ,in a swift reaction earlier suspended the RCC Chairman Rev Chairman Rev Elisha Murren, over the alleged embezzlement of the church money running into millions of naira .
Its was gathered that the RCC Chairman was accused by the RCC members of siphoning their money met for the development of the church structure .
The Former Secretary, Rev Nankat Miri Jangyil was suspended by the RCC Chairman Rev Elisha, frustrating him back to his own home town in Langtang North LGA for resisting the pressures from the RCC Chairman over demolishing on an existing pastoral building .
Rev Dakom, the Rev in charged disagreed with the action taken by the Rev Elisha’s Murren plan to oust the Rev Miri transferred because of plot didn’t go down well with some of the elders of the church .
This medium gathered that Rev Elisha Murren was alleged to have conspired with some of the elders to sent Rev Nankat Miri away being the church secretary who knows intricacies within the church and the RCC chairman immediately organized for the demolition of the church building to generate money from the church members.
However ,this medium gathered that the church members developed mixed feelings in Karu ,RCC ,then ,they Black listed Rev Dakom who refused to support the ideas Rev Elisha brought to convince the church members.
The conspiracy led to the
members petitioning the Rev Elisha to the COCIN headquarters in Jos and the petition finger on embezzlement that runs into millions of naira which was alleged to be diverted by the RCC chairman .
Our correspondent gathered that the COCIN headquarters sat over the complaint and then suspended the RCC chairman and the secretary Rev. Miri which he suddenly recalled back from suspension by the RCC chairman and denied the church secretary because he exposed the corrupt act of the RCC chairman Rev Elisha .

Their regret by the RCC is that they were not consulted by the headquarters and no concrete arrangement reached with the members before taken such a decision relatively involving money laundering and misappropriation of church fund .
The news of reinstatement of the RCC chairman has sparked off serious crises leading to sealing of the church service as tension continue within members .
Speaking with a member of the RCC Karu ,Hon ,Dr Ponfa Audu and a colleague expressed sadness that the conflict involving members of hitherto one family that should have being settled amicably within the church leadership is use to promote differences .
He said he got the details from members on what really transpired by blaming both sides for acting immature when the whole exercise involved one family .
Dr Ponfa Audu blamed all the church members for taken a quick decision by not allowing them to resolve the lingering conflict by urging the church learns to imbibe culture of tolerance and forgiveness in their daily conduct .

 Ex-Gov. Jonah Jang Allegedly Scoops MSME Money, As CBN Seeks Fund Repatriation.  

Ex-Gov. Jonah Jang Allegedly Scoops MSME Money As CBN Seeks Fund Repatriation.
By,giwa alex, Jos
With the increase in violence by the Nigeria youth the employment of graduates into civil service has continue to caused concern and blame between the past ,the present and the future .
The Former Governor Jonah Jang supporters are sowning the seeds of hatred between the opposition party by their comment on social media as if the court is a play ground .
However, some media practitioners are grossly bias in their reportage taking side to reports what we all believed is difference completely from the ongoing trial as they are playing the financial script of their master of who plays the Piper and dictate the tune.
For record purposes ,we are met to be objective to all authority and guide the society to know the proceedings in court not to misled the general public by either to report in favour of another side just because your palm is grease.
The truth remains constant if after all this trial and the former governor hands are clean ,no one can judge ,God is the final judge so we journalists should act right to educate and enlighten those who can’t have the privilege of coming to witness box to argument between the counsels .
Our government at all level saddle with leadership responsibility of transforming ,developing the state to an enviable position and then resources at the state government disposal during to use judiciously to uplift and better our vulnerable community.
We are not politician so we stay away from inciting or putting ourselves as opposition because God gave us the opportunity to past message to safe souls .
The witness paraded by the EFCC from Central Bank of Nigeria especially the Rtd Director Dr Mudashiru Abiola has contributed to the financial development of CBN by establishing a sector to improve well-being of the common man in Nigeria which policy had enough impact to some beneficiaries States.
He told the court that the immediate past Governor of plateau state and senator of the 8th Assembly, did not Disbursed the 2 Billion naira main for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises funds released to the Plateau state under his watch in 2015.
Mudashiru while explaining to the court from a question asked by Rotimi Jacobs ,SAN, the prosecution counsel said ,the money in question is earmarked to help boosting ,marketers , small businessmen and women to boost their businesses,cooperative society loan out to prospective business men and women at single digits rate with maximum interest of 9 percent interest rate compared to the conventional commercial banks with high interest rate as high as 50 percent or more.
The court was at startling revelation made during the continuation of the trial of the former governor of the state Dr Jonah David Jang,and the cashier to Plateau State Government ,Mr Yusuf Pam who are currently facing trial on money laundering amount to whooping sum of 6.3 billion he alleged to have swindled when he hold sway as governor of plateau state from 2007 to 2015.
According to him, about eight reasons for setting the scheme was flawed and diverted the remittance of sort loan from Central Bank with a bottom approached measure .
Mudashiru who stood inside court podium as PW1 witness in the case, said he started working with the apex bank as far back as 1989 and retired from active service from the bank in January,2020 as Director Financial development Department of the bank.
Mudashiru Abiola who said he is the Acting Director of the apex bank then in 2014-15 when the Plateau state government signed to engaged the PFI and disbursed the fund to those who need the money for small business, lamented the sudden change in policy of the CBN , says his area of schedule is to over see all administration of the departments . “I also over see the activities of the departments”.
He further added that the mandate of his department is to develop the implementation of Programs and policies, and to improve access to finance by the real sector of micro Medium small enterprises from the state governments, towards economic development and to sign memoradium of understanding between the government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
He continued in his statement that in 2014, the Plateau state government under the leadership of Jonah Jang indicated interest for MSME loan for the state which was granted to the state after fulfilling all the criteria as specified by the bank, and the sum of 2 Billion naira was paid into the state project (1) account with strong instructions from then governor of the state Jonah Jang and (3) separate accounts for the disbursement of the fund for the prospectives beneficiaries into “Project (1)”
Few weeks after the bank had paid the money into the state account , there was previlage information that the government of plateau state has not Disburse the fund to prospective beneficiaries which is grossly against the (CBN)rules and regulations that the fund most be Disburse to prospective beneficiaries Within five working days of the receipt of the money or be return to the coffer of the Central Bank (CBN)
The Pw1 further add that with the privilege information,the Central Bank constituted (4) man investigation committee to verify the claim of not disbursement of the said fund by the state government.
The committee did not waste any time before they submitted it finding which Plateau state was indicted in the report which occasion the apex bank to called for the urgent returned of the fund.
As at that period the state was going through financial crisis and to repatriate the money back to the (CBN) which may be counter productive,at this time the state has change government with Hon.lalong at the saddle.
As part of the political crisis which landed insecurity struggle amongst PDP as at the time, governor Lalong who was just coming on board as new governor weigh into the matter ,and could not understand as the Federal government insisted on repatriating back the 2bn to the coffer of the Central Bank of Nigeria because Jang government has grossly abuse and violated the law of the bank to qualify for obtaining the SMSE loan.

Azi Aware Plans To Empower, Units Plateau Youth If Vote As PYC Chairman.

Azi Aware Plans To Empower, Units Plateau Youth If Vote As PYC Chairman.
By,giwa alex,jos
Mr Azi Aware has promised to empower, unit and to ensure Youths participation in active election when voted in as Plateau Youth Council chairman.
As he said he will ensure that the Youths in the state by extension Nigeria,are given their quota in the political position of plateau state and Nigeria as whole.
Azi who is vying for the position of chairman of Plateau Youths Council (PYC),in the forthcoming PYC election in the state stated this in an interview with some groups of journalist in Jos, plateau state capital as part of his election manifestos.
Azi Who hail from Jos North local government of the state and Immediate past Director of Social of plateau Youth Council (PYC), said he is

contesting as the chairman of the council to contribute his positive quarters to the Youth council in the state.

“Iam in the race to contribute my my quarter and offer myself as a servant to my fellow,esteemed and dogged youths of Plateau state,my Plans is to engage our dexterous and talented Youths of Plateau state”.
” Our Youths are full of potentials and skills they need a conducive environment for the development of our dear state.
Through such engagement and empowerment,we can equally contribute in boosting the internally generated revenue of plateau state because we will ensure we empower our youths economically,physically,socially and mentally in order to venture into businesses and other ventures that will create more robust and economic viability of our Beautiful Plateau.
On how he hope to achieve the laudable feats,Aware said
there is need for team work and collaboration among the Excos in the Local Government as well as the District Excos, we need partnership from both Government and Non Governmental sector.
Sixty to seventy percent of our population are Youths constituency,hence,there is need for so many safe spaces for us in order to engage ourselves and contribute our wealth of experience in building of our dear state,once our youths are engaged,they will use social media positively not hyping it ,once we do that,the fake news,kidnappings,poverty and other social vices and threat to our unity in diversity will put into right perspective.
Considering the diversity of the country and by extension how he hope he hope to achieve the so much talk about unity,he quoted from the scripture of the Holy Bible,
” Book of Amos Chapter verse three says,the two can’t work together,until they agree,if there is anything we need in our state and by extension our Country as unity,especially among our Youths,we need to galvanized ourselves and come under one Banner,Plateau state Youth Council,(PYC) is the Apex Body of all the Youths in the state,we will organized programs that will promote our values and equip ourselves with sound education,we need.
“Entertainment, Tourism as well as all forms of sporting activities that will unite us.”
“We need skill acquisition and that can be done by our partners,we will equally diversify our sources of income by acquiring skills acquisition center that can generate income for us as Youths not only mono source of income that we only depend on Government on Funding.”
Farming is another way of generating income ,Plateau is providing the entire North East with Poultry products,Irish Potatoes from Plateau is the best all over the Country,our Fertile soil can be use for Farming, as EXCO,we will acquire lands and venture into Agriculture to enable us carry out programs without hindrance.
Lastly,Political Participation requires Patience and Hardworking,How will you motivate youths to participate fully in political activities?
“As I alluded to,We will achieve this through Awareness and counselling of our brothers and sisters,PYC is a well structured Youth organization that is Found in more eight Districts of the state,we “ll”also have EXCO of the seventeen LGA,Central working committee,we will decentralized our system of our administration if the youths of Plateau state bestowed the mandate on us,gone are the days that the Youth Council just being felt in Jos,we will not concentrate at the interior,our programs will be taken to the grassroots and the impact will be felt by hundred of thousands of our youths residing at the hinterlands,we will equally partner with The leadership of Ethnic Nationalities,Youth Christians Association of Nigeria,Muslim Youth Bodies,and all other youth groups that are will to partner and encourage our youths in different fields of human endeavors.”
We want our Youths to say no to Political thuggery,Arson,Vandalism,Drug Abuse,Prostitution,Rape,School drop out and all other social vices and not only venturing into politics but contests elections.
I’m quite happy with the first Black man that won Election in to the House of Representatives at the United states and he is From Kwara state,He has a PHD in Pharmacy,He is thirty Years old,a youth,Iam equally encourage by Youths from Plateau state like Jerry Malo,Zang Bot and host of others they have excel as youths,the Speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly is a youth,we can learn from them and other numerous youths that have achieved in their various fields of human endeavors.
Youth problems like economic and skills Empowerment,Employment,security,Quality Education cannot be achieved without youth venturing into Politics.
Finally,What was your achievement when you served as the previous EXCO.
We achieved a lot as EXCO,we were elected in 2017 and served for three years,after being in comatose for over eight years,despite the fact that,the tenure was inundated with a lot of challenges,we were able to trained numerous of the Plateau Youths on Various skills acquisition in partnership with the Plateau state Medium Enterprises Development Agency(PLASMEDA) Industrial Training Fund(ITF) Among others.

Jang contravenes ,flaws CBN 6.3 billion MSME loan -CBN tells court

J

ang contravenes ,flaws CBN 6.3 billion MSME loan -CBN tells court

By giwa alex,Jos

A Retired Director with the Central Bank of Nigeria ,CBN, Mr Olayetanyashi Mudashiru Abiola who was director development finance department has testified on alleged N6.3bn suit against the Former Governor Jonah David Jang, and the Former Cashier of the Government Mr Yusuf Pam as CBN exposed how funds was diverted in five (5 ) working days without the appropriate PFI beneficiaries getting it .

The two days trial which resumed on Wednesday and Thursday before Hon. Justice Christine Dabup of High Court ,No 5 which the Former Governor ,Sen Jonah David Jang was dragged to answers questions bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises ,MSME, alleged N6.3 billion while he was the governor of Plateau state between 2007-2015 respectively.

Justice Christine Dabup of the High Court sitting in Jos ,Division the Ex-Governor Jonah David Jang
and a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Yusuf Pam, were charge on a 12-count brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which bordered on alleged corruption and misappropriation of the state fund amounting to over N6.3bn while he was governor held sway in office.

The Ex -CBN Director who retired from the service of the bank January,2020,Mr Abiola told the court that as a financial institution saddle with the functions of reducing poverty ,unemployment ,they launched the program to accommodate market women ,traders ,farmers through cooperative society and micro Small medium and enterprises ,MSME,across the 36 states and some of the guidelines to obtain the loan by state government is first write to them a letter indicating interest to participate and thereafter follows up with the approval from the various state Houses of Assembly .

He said that the Plateau state government under the leadership of Da Jonah David Jang indicated government indicated interest on the period under review by writing to CBN with all the correspondences letter to back their information from P1 to ,P20 and were all tender and admitted in exhibits by Justice Christine Dabup for proceedings .

Abiola further said when CBN uncovered sometimes in 2014 that in one of their guideline of section 4(2) was not follow they quickly wrote a letter to the Plateau state government asking them to repatriate back the 2 billion earlier sent to them into Project (1) account but it was discovered non adherence to the bank guidelines which was grossly undermined so a team of CBN were sent to the Plateau state, to investigate why money set aside to be disbursed to Nigerian to kick-start their businesses was siphon and diverted into private and public use so who would pay 9% deduction met to be given to CBN as bank interest .

The CBN now wrote a letter to the EFCC accused Jang of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N6.3 billion when he served as governor of Plateau state from the year 2007 to 2015.

The retired banker further gave an insight the main objectives of launching the funds and to stimulate the economic of the Plateau state citizens hit the wrong direction because the governor presented one Sylvester Davou as the Director of Plateau State Small Medium and Enterprises ,PLASMEDA, an agency that never existed but operate just paper imagination of Jang .

The case before retired judge, Justice Daniel Longji, who have retired from service in December 2019 and the case handed over to Justice Christine Dabup now running to one year trial .

The plaintiff counsel ,Rotimi Jacobs of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to recall all the witnesses for fresh re-trial and re-examination in the N6.3bn charge it brought against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang .

Justice Dabup after taken more witnesses adjourned trial to 16th ,17th and 18th January ,2021for resumption of trial

“You would recall ,Jang was in 2018 arraigned in Jos High Court by EFCC over allegations of fraud to the tune of 6.3 billion naira of Plateau State fund when he was the Governor of the state.

On May 16, 2018 he was remanded in Jos prison after his application for bail was declined by the court”.

While on cross examination by Mike Ozekhome ,SAN ,and two of his sons ,the witness Abiola told the court that funds was not written on the name of the former governor but he wrote them a letter indicating interest to participate.

Today 4th Oct. 2020, the case between FGN/EFCC -V- Sen Jonah Jang & Yusuf Pam continued at the Plateau State High Court No.5 sitting in Jos.

The 1st Defendants legal team is led by Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, Hon Edward Pwajok SAN LB, Benson Igbanoi esq, Olivia Dazyem esq amongst ors. The 2nd Defendants team is led by Chief Sunday Odey esq, Sunday Oyawole esq & Oguntuyi esq amongst ors. Chief Rotimi Jacobs SAN & ors are for the Prosecution team.

Those Who were in Court today for solidarity with Jang, are Da Francis Bot, Rt Hon George Daika, Rt Hon Stephanus Mwansat, Pst Abraham Yiljab, Alh Idi Waziri, Da Rev Saje, Da Yusuf Pam amongst other people present in Court.