Expectations From Lalong’s Second Term

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When Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State took the oath of office on May 29, 2015, he told the people unambiguously that he was on a Rescue Mission and was poised to turn around the fortunes of the state in all spheres.

The daunting challenges which he inherited included wanton maladministration, characterised by insecurity, huge debts, non-payment of workers’ salaries, divisions caused by ethnic and religious bigotry, and lots of other challenges.

Four years down the road, it is now crystal clear that the governor was truly not oblivious of these numerous challenges that were before him, right from when he decided to run for the office of governor, up till when he was sworn-in.

The resolve of Governor Lalong, the longest serving ex-Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, to overcome the challenges, aligns with the words of United States Senator, Mitt Romney, who once said, “Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.”

Lalong’s exemplary…



Source: Leadership Newspaper