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Governor Lalong announces the Postponement of the President Visit to Plateau State.


 Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has through a press release announced the postponement of the earlier proposed visit of Nigerian President, Mohammudu Buhari to Plateau state; See Press Release Below...



DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE


PRESS RELEASE

The Office of the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has been inundated in the last one week with calls concerning a planned State Stakeholders meeting on Saturday the 25th November, 2017, with President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR after his initially proposed visit to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru for the Graduation Ceremony of Participants of Senior Executive Course No. 39.

The interest generated by the news of Mr President's visit is well appreciated given the desire of Mr President to hold Consultative Dialogue with the citizens of Plateau State, to discuss matters of Governance and the security challenges occasioned by recent violent attacks, on innocent citizens in some rural communities in the Northern Senatorial District. It is however unfortunate that some pressing National and international exigencies of the Office of Mr President have necessitated a cancellation of the Visit, and this is deeply regretted.

The Governor is however happy to have received the confirmation of the President’s acceptance to pay a scheduled State visit in the coming year, during which the President will hold a parley with all stakeholders in the State.

The Executive Governor in line with the Initial arrangement to receive Mr President is directing all Members of the State Executive Council, Management Committee Chairmen, Heads of Government MDAs and other Top Government functionaries, to assemble at the Yakubu Gowon Airport Heipang by 8am on Saturday 25th November, 2017 to receive the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON, who will be attending the NIPSS Course 39, Graduation Ceremony as the Special Guest of Honour.

Signed

Samuel Emmanuel Nanle
Director, Press & Public Affairs
24th November, 2017