Jos crisis: Buhari urged to redeem N10bn pledges to Plateau

2 weeks 5 days ago #7996 by patrickd

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to redeem the two- year-old pledge he made to the people and government of Plateau State.

Member representing Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency, Hon Simon Mwadkwon made the call in Jos yesterday in a chat with reporters at his residence.

Nwadkwon recalled that President Buhari made the pledge during his 2-day state visit to Plateau State in March 2018.

“During the state visit, President Buhari pledged to avail the sum of N10 billion for the resettlement and rehabilitation of victims of attacks by gunmen in the state.

Mr. President also promised to establish a Mobile Police Barrack in Gashish village in Barkin Ladi Local Government as a measure to bring security closer to the vulnerable people of my constituency.

“The Federal Government also promised to return lands forcefully confiscated by some cattle breeders to their original Berom owners.

“It has been over two years now and none of these pledges has been redeemed by Mr President.”

According to the lawmaker, “the call to remind Mr. President of these pledges has become necessary, as the victims of crises in whose interest the pledges were made have waited for two years for Mr. President relief package.

“While still waiting for Mr. President on these promises, the people remained unsecured as evident in the recent murder of a monarch in my constituency.

SOURCE: thenationonlineng.net/jos-crisis-buhari-...-pledges-to-plateau/

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