By Wilson Adekumola
The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has dissolved the State Executive Council in its valedictory session at the state Government House, Jos on Friday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Governor Lalong announced the dissolution while speaking at the event, commending his cabinet for their sacrifices and cooperation with him to serve Plateau people.
“Many of you made sacrifices and lost so much in the course of service to our people.
“As we bow out today, I want to specially thank you all present here and others who served at various times and are not with us today for undertaking this journey with me,” he said.
He acknowledged the council contribution to the growth and development of Plateau State in the past eight years especially on due process and accountability.
He said that even though they came into office at very difficult times with the challenging economic environment, the situation did not deter them from doing their best with the available resources.
While stressing that reforms in the state continued with old projects and the introduction of new ones, he said it “includes construction of roads, hospital, schools and their equipping to improve the welfare of Plateau people”.
He added that his administration through its peace initiatives were able to record substantial peace and security in the state, saying “We serve to the best of our ability”.
Lalong called on the residents to forgive his administration for the perceived shortcomings in the discharge of official duties.
“As human beings, we are not infallible and cannot rule out unintended mistakes in the implementation of some policies. For such situations, we apologise to the people,” he said.
He prayed for the cabinet members success in their future endeavours and urging them not to allow politics, religion, ethnicity or financial pursuit divide them.