Lalong lauds paramount ruler for peace initiatives

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has lauded the Ujah of Anaguta Jos, Pozoh Johnson Magaji II, for his peace initiatives in Jos North Local Government Area.

The governor made the commendation in a message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham on Saturday, in Jos to congratulate the first class Chief on his 43rd birthday.

He said the Ujah had within the short period of ascending the throne of his ancestors, shown uncommon determination to foster peaceful coexistence, pursue tolerance and fight against crime within his domain and the entire State.

“His Royal Majesty was very instrumental in the restoration of peace in the state, particularly within Jos North which was affected by recent disturbances that led to loss of lives and properties.

“He offered good leadership that enabled government to quickly restore law and order, ensure that perpetrators were apprehended and also facilitate distribution of relief materials to those affected,” he said.

The governor urged him to continue to consolidate on his peace efforts ,which would help in ensuring that there is no further breakdown of peace in his domain.

He described the Ujah of Anaguta as a vibrant and dynamic traditional ruler, who is pragmatic, visionary and committed to the development and progress of his people.

Lalong urged the celebrant to give utmost attention to the education for his subjects, in order to eliminate ignorance, poverty and gullibility that exposes them to exploitation by selfish individuals.

The governor wished him many more years of God’s grace, divine protection, and wisdom, while assuring him of the support of the Government for his successful reign. (NAN)