Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi, has said that the forum was outraged over the recent murder of over 100 people by terrorists in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas of Plateau State.
Governor Fayemi of Ekiti State expressed the position while at the Government House, Rayfield, Jos on behalf of the forum to console with the government and people of Plateau State.
He said the attack was another attempt to destroy the efforts put in by the Lalong Rescue Administration to consolidate peace and security in the state.
Fayemi said NGF will continue to do everything possible to support Governor Lalong to overcome the situation and deal with those who are bent on causing chaos in Plateau State which is a natural destination of choice to many.
He announced a donation of 50 million naira by the Nigerian Governors’ forum to assist in meeting the needs of victims and supporting those who are displaced.
The NGF Chairman also condoled Governor Lalong over the death of Dr. Simon Harry, the Statistician-General of the Federation who died recently and was buried on Friday.
Responding, Governor Lalong expressed delight over the NGF delegation’s visit to commiserate with the people and government of Plateau State.
He said the state was devastated by the incident which was sheer criminality and another desperate attempt by merchants of crises to take the State back to the dark days.
Lalong assured that the Government has beefed up security and also directed that all those involved are arrested and brought to justice.
He thanked the Forum for the donation and specifically commended Governor Fayemi for his leadership which is pragmatic, compassionate and focused.