Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said government has put in place security strategies to smoke out agents of death who take pleasure in maiming and killing innocent persons in the state.
He said government’s effort on the restoration of security is geared towards recovering all tourism sites and economic ventures lost to insecurity.
Lalong made the disclosure yesterday, during the occasion of Plateau Day at the ongoing 2018 Jos Trade Fair, held at Polo Field, Jos, Plateau state.
“In the first three years of this administration, our security strategies paid off, and we experienced relative peace before the enemies of progress and peaceful co-existence struck recently.
“Nonetheless, government remains undaunted, and so, in collaboration with security agencies, we are leaving no stone unturned, so as to smoke out the agents of death from the mist and forcefully relocate them from our state, to wherever they came from.
“I, therefore, call on everybody to be vigilant, even when it seems peaceful within your neighbourhood. People should report any suspected criminal act or unusual movements to the law enforcement agents, who are up and doing, in order to ensure that peace reigns in our state, in particular, and our nation at large”
Lalong said the theme of this year’s trade fair, which is : Sustainable development of MSMEs in a changing economic environment” is apt and timely, because it speculates the realities that the present business and investment strategies face.
He said government has put in place deliberate measures to stem the economic challenges that the state went through.
“I assure you of the abundant human and natural resources, begging to be harnessed in Plateau State. A trade fair such as this, therefore, avails stakeholders the opportunity to meet, collaborate and cross-fertilise ideas, as well as showcase their respective potentials.
“The cool and serene weather of our state is unique, and the beautiful sceneries that are found all over the state all combine to make Plateau a sure tourist destination.
A visit to places like Wase, Mangu, Pankshin and Riyom, among others, will convince any serious-minded entrepreneur in the tourism sector to invest therein.”