Plateau State Governor Establishes Committees to Address Displacement and Governance Issues

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has taken decisive steps to address the challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) and enhance governance in the state. In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, Governor Mutfwang inaugurated a committee tasked with resettling IDPs to their original communities within the state. This initiative follows persistent attacks by gunmen, which have led to the displacement of over 21,000 individuals across various local government areas.

During the inauguration ceremony held at Government House Little Rayfield, Jos, Governor Mutfwang underscored his administration’s commitment to fulfilling its campaign promises and addressing the needs of Plateau citizens. The newly established committees include one focused on reviewing the structure and performance of the Plateau State Civil Service, another to address complaints arising from the 2015 upgrade of chiefdoms and districts, and a third focusing on land administration.

Governor Mutfwang emphasized the urgency of enabling displaced individuals to return to their ancestral homes before the upcoming farming season, highlighting the importance of utilizing available farmland to enhance security and address economic challenges. Air Commodore Rwang Pam Christopher will lead the Task Force responsible for identifying displaced communities, gathering data on IDPs, facilitating their relocation, and implementing security measures.

In addition to addressing displacement issues, Governor Mutfwang expressed his commitment to restoring the former glory of the civil service, addressing complaints related to chiefdom upgrades and land allocations, and enforcing regulations to safeguard public interests regarding land resources. The committees’ mandates are aimed at promoting public health and welfare without punitive measures.


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