Leaders of the Izere nation in Jos East Local Government, the home of the incumbent Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly were at the Government House in Rayfield Jos, on Tuesday 31st August 2021 for a solidarity visit to Governor Simon Bako Lalong over the recent attacks in some parts of the State.
Led by the Adagwom Izere, HRH Rev. Isaac Azi Wakili, serving and former political office holders, community leaders, former Minister of Transport, youth representatives, and academicians from the Chiefdom, the delegation condoled the Governor and people of the State over the recent attacks that claimed lives and properties.
They said they were at the Government House to appreciate the efforts of the Governor in addressing the situation and restoring normalcy within a very short time. They praised the steps taken to de-escalate the situation and save lives.
Adagwom Izere told the Governor that the people of his kingdom remain solidly behind him because they know his efforts in promoting peace, reconciliation and tackling crimes which have ensured the return of relative peace to the State in the last six years.
He asked the Governor not to be deterred by the criticisms and vilification of those who want to use the tragedy for political gains, saying such actions are not healthy for the peace and progress of the State.
The Royal Father assured the Governor that the people of Izere nation remain great partners of the Rescue Administration and will not allow anybody to cause crises or take advantage of such developments to discredit the Government for political purposes.
Responding, Governor Lalong said the visit was reassuring and another affirmation that the people of Izere nation and most citizens of the State are lovers of peace and supporters of the Rescue Administration which is working to build a safe, secure and inclusive society.
He thanked the Royal Father for always being proactive and supporting Government in its efforts to build a better Plateau.
Lalong said the actions of a few people from the Izere nation will not jeopardize the harmonious relationship that exists between him and the people of Izere land.
He thanked the delegation for choosing to stand with the progress of the entire State rather than be dragged into political games that seek to escalate the tensions and paint the Government bad for political purposes, using the recent unfortunate attacks as a launchpad.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press & Public Affairs to Governor of Plateau State.
1st September 2021