Governor Lalong of Plateau State
By Raymond Gukas, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has performed the coronation of three traditional rulers in Shendam Local Government Area of the state with a charge to them to promote peace among their subjects.
According to a press statement signed by the Director of Press Affairs, Simon Macham Makut, this was performed while the governor was on the second leg of inspection of ongoing projects initiated by the government.
Those honoured include hey include the Long Dorok, Long Jaktoe and Long Derteng.
He charged ” I have repeatedly emphasized the need for traditional rulers to be alert to their duties of preserving the culture and traditions of the people and also sensitizing them to live in peace with one another.
When there is crime in your domains, you must work with your people and expose the criminals. If you don’t, I will hold you responsible and ensure that you are investigated. That is the kind of thing I directed about the killings in Bokkos where to my dismay, nobody was arrested despite the murder of people. This cannot be allowed”.
The new Chiefs all expressed joy over their coronation and promised to do their best in assisting the State Government fulfill its responsibilities to the people.