Plateau Assembly hails Jonathan for backing Jang’s NGF
Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for backing a faction of the crisis-ridden Nigeria Governors’ Forum, led by the state Governor, Jonah Jang, against the faction led by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.
The Assembly’s Chief Whip, Mr. Golu Timothy, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
Timothy said Jang’s emergence as the leader would lead to the restoration of integrity at the top echelon of the forum.
“We also commend Nigerians for the support given to Plateau State Governor, Dr.Jonah jang, as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. We also assure our fellow citizens from other parts of the country that integrity, honesty, credibility and good leadership will be restored at the top echelon of the governors’ forum,” he said.
The lawmaker also lauded the President for approving the appointment of an indigene of the state, Mr. David Paradang, as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
He said the latest appointment had succeeded in soothing the nerves of the people of the state, who had hitherto felt marginalised in terms of federal appointments.
He assured the President of the people’s support in 2015 in the event that he decides to re-contest.
He said, “The appointment of Nde Paradang has lifted the spirit of the people of Plateau and raised their confidence in the Federal Government as the state seems to have been forgotten and marginalised in federal appointments.
“President Jonathan has demonstrated objectivity and merit by this appointment. Plateau people are happy and proud of the PDP-led government and it is for this reason that we will stop at nothing to ensure that the President continues with his transformation agenda which is basically people-oriented.”