In a profound statewide broadcast, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang of Plateau State shared an insightful update on the state’s progress, the challenges faced, and his unwavering commitment to the welfare of Plateau’s citizens. Acknowledging the privilege and honor bestowed upon him as the chosen Governor, he expressed profound gratitude for the trust placed in him to lead the state during these critical times.
Governor Mutfwang began by painting a candid picture of the monumental tasks facing his administration. He highlighted that upon assuming office, they were met with a state in dire need of attention and repair. Despite the state’s abundant human and natural resources, they faced an array of issues, including security challenges, a bloated civil service, salary arrears, a significant debt profile, and an urgent need for the revitalization of Jos metropolis.
However, Governor Mutfwang’s administration was characterized by swift and decisive action. They undertook efforts to restore peace to the state and rectify civil service anomalies, including questionable appointments and placement irregularities. They resolved salary backlogs, clearing payments up to July 2023, with August’s payments imminent. These actions demonstrated a commitment to addressing the pressing concerns of the state’s civil servants.
The Governor also recognized the reduction in daily attacks on the people and expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his immediate commitment to addressing security challenges in Plateau State. He lauded the efforts of various security agencies in containing isolated attacks and allowing for the cultivation of land in previously attacked communities.
Governor Mutfwang ‘s administration also prioritized infrastructure improvements, with ongoing road maintenance projects across Jos-Bukuru metropolis and plans for road renewal projects in the dry season. The city of Jos experienced a remarkable transformation, with the removal of refuse heaps, promising a cleaner and more organized urban environment.
In light of the recent developments in the political landscape, the Governor urged citizens to maintain faith in the three arms of government and avoid engaging in divisive rhetoric. He called for calm and restraint, especially among the youth, cautioning against instigation by individuals with unexplained wealth. He stressed the importance of unity, peace, and development while warning against attempts to destabilize the state.
Governor Mutfwang’s concluding message was one of unity and progress. He invited all citizens to join him in the task of building a prosperous Plateau, emphasizing equity, fairness, and justice as guiding principles. His administration aimed to leave a lasting legacy and set high performance standards for future leaders, promising a brighter future for the people of Plateau.