Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong on Monday appealed to obviously agitated citizens of the state to keep faith with the government of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the state and Federal levels, acknowledging that “the times are no doubt hard, and the reality of the adjustments we have to make are not doubt tasking.”
He said, “We are not responsible for the challenges we are facing now, but as a responsible government, we are committed to fixing it “.
Lalong stated this while delivering his speech at the swearing in of four Special Advisers at the Government House, Rayfield in Jos.
He added: “This however demands patience, because just like for every seed planted, there is a waiting gestation period before the harvest. We are doing our best to ensure that the wealth of opportunities and resources we have identified are fully exploited, so we can improve the quality of life of our citizens.
“We will ensure that the social safety nets that will cushion the effects of the present economic recessions are strengthened, and that we continue to obligate ourselves to opportunities for wealth creation.
“Rest assured we will get out of the woods, and together we will reap the benefits derivable from the mandate you have given us.
“The lean finances of government have no doubt called for deliberate adjustments which will reduce the cost of running government bureaucracy, while also not compromising the qualitative service that the wealth of experience of seasoned technocrats and bureaucrats can add to the business of government.”