The Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has assured commitment towards peace and harmony in the state using dialogue, community policing,intelligence as well as….
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State Governor Simon BakoLalong has assured commitment towards peace and harmony in the state using dialogue, community policing, intelligence as well as a proactive approach to deal with criminals in the state.
He stated this when he received the new Commander, Operation Safe Haven, Major-General C. C. Okonkwo at the Government House Jos, recently, as he took over from Major-General Augustine Agundu who has been redeployed to Abuja as Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre.
The governor commended the outgoing Gen. Agundu for putting in his best to the restoration of peace in the state and wished him well and also welcomed Gen. Okonkwo who is coming back to Jos for the third time in his military career having started his service at the Rukuba Barracks in the 80s.
“We welcome you to Plateau State with open arms and are happy to know that you are a son of the soil who has been here at different times and I assure you that Plateau State Government will work with you as we consolidate peace in the state,” he assured.
He commended the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff for supporting the outgoing Commander to carry out his duties effectively including social responsibility projects by constructing schools in Mangu-Halle and Langai as part of the civil-military relations.
We’ll encourage dialogue for peace–Lalong
Speaking earlier, Gen. Agundu had appreciated Governor Lalong’s doggedness and commitment to the protection of lives and properties of the citizens of the state which he said helped in making the environment conducive for officers and men of the OPSH to operate.
The new Commander, Gen. Okwonkwo on his part promised to put in his best in continuing the legacy of successes recorded by his predecessor, pledging to give the governor all the support needed to consolidate peace in the state.