Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has advised Mr. James Lalu, his former Chairman, Disability Rights Commission, Federal Disability Commission to, along with other officials, devote time and energy in serving people living with disabilities who are “more often than not forgotten and neglected.”
“As pioneer managers of this Commission, you must serve the interest of all people living with one form of disability or the other, and ensure that you do justice to all, stand by the truth and be honest,” said the Governor in a press statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham.
Lalong particularly advised Mr. Lalu to surpass his achievements in Plateau State and make the State proud.
The Governor in the statement said he was not surprised by the choice of Mr. James Lalu given his “track record” of achievements as the Chairman of the Plateau State Disability Commission where he performed “creditably”.
Similarly, Governor Lalong who is Chairman, Northern Governors has welcomed the re-election of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In the Statement by Mr. Makut, the Governor described the development as another testimony of the hard work, dedication and diligence of Dr. Adesina who has demonstrated to the world that the Nigerians have the capacity to deliver on any assignment.
Lalong said the re-election of Adesina despite attempts to discredit him and tarnish his reputation is a proof that he is honest and has the best interest of the continent at heart.
He said “we in Plateau State are very proud to be associated with the African Development Bank under the leadership of Dr. Adesina. Through counterpart funding assistance from the bank, we are revolutionizing potaton and assorted vegetables farming in Plateau and creating the value chain that has improved the capacity of our farmers to improve their production and also earn more. We are on the verge of consolidating our advantage as the major supplier of the commodity to West Africa”.
Governor Lalong wished Dr. Adesina a fruitful tenure and asked him to remain focused as he leads the bank towards contributing to the emancipation of the African continent.