JOS — Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, has on Thursday inaugurated road projects in Jos and Bukuru Metropolis as part of events commemorating the nation’s democracy day.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria reports the projects were executed by Lalong administration under ‘Operation Zero Potholes Project’.
The governor while inaugurating the projects at Anguldi/ National Veterinary Research Institute; College of Health Zawan; and the Zarmaganda Rayfield/Church of Immaculate Conception roads reaffirmed his commitment to complete abandoned projects in the state.
“We are not an administration of abandoned projects, we will complete the old ones and also start new ones,” he said.
According to him, the road would improve the safety of the people of Plateau State and would also boost the economic activities in the various areas.
Lalong said his administration was committed to embarking on more developmental projects, to improve the welfare of the people.
He said the state government would also extend the installation of street lights within the metropolis to other parts of the state, to improve security.
“Very soon, we are also going to move our street lights from the township to Mararaban Jema’a,” he said.
Speaking earlier at the event, the commissioner for works, Mr. Pam Bot-mang said the projects involved the construction of drainages, patching of potholes, and asphalt overlay.
He said the College of Health Zawan 5Km Road has provided an alternative route for the Bukuru express road, for road users coming from the southern and central senatorial zone.
Also speaking at the event, the chairman of Jos South Local Government Council, Mr. Gideon Dandereng, thanked the governor for executing the projects, describing him as a “messiah.”
Dandereng commended the governor over his inclusive style of governance, saying that the governor is a “detribalised leader and dogged” in ensuring that dividends of democracy get to the ordinary citizens.
According to the chairman, in spite of security challenges in the state, Plateau was enjoying relative peace because of its inclusive style of governance.
“The gesture will usher in a new Plateau. You are an architect of the modern Plateau,” he said.
The chairman assured the governor that the people of the local government would support him, to ensure the speedy development of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor also inaugurated street lights at Jos/Bukuru metropolis.
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