By Shittu Tanko Jos
Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Plateau State will be resettled back to their communities, said Governor Simon Lalong.
He said the State Government have also approved the recruitment and training of neighbourhood personnel for Community Policing and intelligence gathering, to strengthen security situation in the state.
The governor stated this on Monday at the Government House, while receiving the report of a resettlement committee of the IDPs, set up by the state Government.
He said: “Recently too, I approved the recruitment and training of neighbourhood personnel attached to Operation Rainbow for Community Policing and intelligence gathering.”
The Governor said in furtherance of his administration’s desire to consolidate on its gains, on security, he has also approved the hosting of a two-day Interactive Meeting with National Economic Council, NEC, Technical Committee On National Livestock Development Plan and Associated Activities today, Tuesday 13th November 2018.
“The essence is to consolidate the opinions of the people, particularly in affected flashpoint Communities and Spill-over segments in the State on Local Level Security and Conflict Prevention Mechanisms, Law and Order as well as Information, Education and Strategic Communication, etc. at onset of harvest, preparatory to programme implementation,” he stressed.
Mr Lalong urged the citizens to avoid unnecessary incitement and spreading of false information that further give wrong impression as if nothing is being done to address the plight of the victims and the Citizens in general.
He reassured that there will be no land grabbing and that all displaced persons will be resettled and rehabilitated in their original places of abode, in the State.
The Governor commended leadership and members of the committee, for the patriotic zeal exhibited in the course of carrying out their assignment and, “I assure you of government’s resolve to study the report and release the white paper for immediate implementation in the spirit of integrity, accountability and transparency in leadership.”
“I wish to thank all spirited individuals and organizations for the support given to the IDPs and to let all the IDPs know that as a government, we truly share in the burden of their challenges. We are not relenting on our efforts and God willing; it will be a thing of the past,” he stressed.