By Danjuma Auta
Plateau State Governor, Barrister Simon Bako Lalong, has warned criminals to leave the state as his administration is working tirelessly to make the state uncomfortable for them.
The governor disclosed that there were plans to deploy security personnel to communities in of the state to deal with criminals so as to reduce the security challenges facing the state.
He made these known recently in a speech during the coronation of the new Ujah Anaguta the II, Pozoh Johnson Jauro Magaji, held at the Jos Township Stadium.
According to the governor, the state had acquired 20 patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles, many other security gadgets and trained over three thousand special Civilian Task Force to compliment government security outfits in checking crime in the state.
While congratulating Pozoh Johnson Jauro Magaji 11 for successfully ascending his father’s throne, the governor urged him to use his office to promote peace among the diverse cultural and ethnic nationalities within his domain.
He stated that the Buhari administration was doing everything possible to accord traditional institutions their pride of place in governance and assured that the traditional institutions in the state would soon take its front seat due to its closeness to the grassroots.
ECWA President, Rev. Dr. Stephen Baba Panya, enjoined the newly installed traditional ruler to lead his people with justice, fairness and great humility, adding that the church identified with him because he had not hidden his faith in practice and confession.
He urged him to continue to uphold the scripture and seek wisdom from God who anointed him to serve.
In a welcome speech, the Management Committee Chairman, Jos north LGA, Hon. Shehu Bala Usman, thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise for a transparent selection process to the vacant stool.
He called on the traditional ruler to create an atmosphere of understanding and an all-inclusive leadership built on justice and fairness so that the peace being enjoyed in Jos North continues unabated.
Responding, the new Ujah Anaguta, Pozoh Johnson Jauro Magaji, thanked Governor Lalong the Anaguta king makers for finding him fit to serve his people assured that he would give the people nothing but the best.
He promised that he would carry everyone along without any foam of discrimination and urged all to support him as he joins hands with government to move his domain and the entire state forward.
The colorful ceremony was witnessed by top government functionaries, traditional rulers from in and outside Plateau State, religious leaders and representatives of Yoruba, South South, South East and many other communities resident in Jos north LGA.
Various traditional dance groups spiced the day.