‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – Plateau Governor Simon Bako Lalong has received the report of the committee set up to review the establishment of Development Areas in Plateau State.
Members of the Committee were received by Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS) Prof Danladi Abok Atu, who appreciated them for the successful execution of their assignment.
Atu said the creation of Development Areas in Plateau State is of great importance to the Governor as it constitutes part of his philosophy of inclusive governance, which presents the grassroots with an opportunity to directly be involved in governing process.
He informed the committee of the recent release of reports on the newly created Districts and Chiefdoms during the week.
He said both Districts and Development Areas are very critical as they will help in improving security as well as promoting development in the rural areas.
The SGS assured the committee that the report will not just rest on the shelf as the Government will study it and implement its recommendations.
Chairman of the Committee, Mr Litta Dafan Shindai expressed appreciation of the committee to Lalong for finding them worthy to carry out the very crucial assignment.
Shindai stated that bringing development nearer to the people and the people nearer to Government as well as the provision of social services that will have a direct bearing on the lives of the citizens of the state will be possible with the creation of the Development Areas.
The Committee was set up on April 23, 2021 by Lalong and inaugurated on May 7, 2021 by the SGS.