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News: I want to be remembered as a Peace Maker – Simon Bako Lalong

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The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has disclosed that he wants to be remembered as a peace maker when he leaves Government.

Lalong disclosed this on the occassion of “Plateau Forgiveness Day” 2021 and inauguration of the inter-religious council held at the Victoria Gowon Hall, New Government House, Little Rayfield Jos on the 8th February, 2021.

Speaking at the occasion, Lalong said:

“As a Governor who wishes to be remembered as a peacemaker long after I leave office, the approach of my administration is to pursue Restorative Justice side by side with Retributive Justice in order to right the wrongs of the past.”

Furthermore, the governor has also the present government administration has taken several policy steps to reducing conflict situations and criminality in the said, he said;

“In this regard, we have taken several policy steps to mitigate the risk of a return to violent conflicts as well as tackle the growing wave of criminality in our State. Apart from setting up the Plateau State Peace Building Agency, we have strengthened Operation Rainbow and reviewed the criminal administration law.”

‘Last year, I signed into law the Bill on Kidnapping, land grabbing, cultism and other related violent crimes to ensure that criminals are not left unpunished. Indeed, our determination to arrest and prosecute criminals and trouble makers in the state remains unwavering.”

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