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Lalong to reduce ministries from 23 to 17




To announce commissioners this week

IN view of the financial crunch confronting the state and Nigeria at large, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has decided to streamline the current 23 ministries in the state to 17.

Lalong told the stakeholders yesterday during a consultative Town Hall meeting held at the Banquent Hall, Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos.

Giving his scorecards of his achievements in the last six months the governor used the forum to re–assure the stakeholders that he was on course with the appointment of state commissioners and constitution of both agencies and institutions, while.

The stakeholders’ meeting, which comprised of senior citizens of the state, community leaders, past and present political officers and religious leaders from the 17 local government councils of the state, Lalong said that the meeting was necessary in order to take stock of the government’s process on the Plateau.

He told the stakeholders that each local government will have a commissioner, adding that the commissioners will be announced before the week runs out as the process of selection has been concluded.

According to him, “Upon assumption of office, we made it clear that our government is people oriented, and that our patriotic desire to serve is therefore anchored on the pursuit of truth and the enthronement of a governance process that shows commitment to social justice, economic progress and respect for the rule of law.”

“Our activities since assumption of office therefore, have been based on the pursuit of these ideals.

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