The new Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, on Monday, lamented the state of affairs under his predecessor, Simon Lalong, noting that he inherited a debt burden of N200bn.
Caleb, in his inaugural speech shortly after being sworn as the new governor at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium in Jos, however, said he was ready to change the ugly situation of things and work for the good of the people.
This was as he warned those behind the series of attacks and killings in the state to stop forthwith as his new administration would not tolerate such wicked acts.
Caleb said partly, “I understand clearly the enormity of the task before me and I have no illusions that it is going to be an easy ride.
“The state is presently under a huge debt burden of over N200bn, the health care sector is in need of urgent attention, our school system requires a comprehensive overhaul, our infrastructure is decayed and inadequate, and practically, every sector requires urgent redress. ”
The governor noted that the genocidal attacks of the last couple of years had bred hatred, mutual suspicion and misplaced anger in the state.
“The time has come and the time is now; when we must say enough is enough.
“I must also sound a note of warning to others who converted these waves of attacks as excuses for committing crime by stealing or sometimes putting innocent persons in jeopardy in the name of revenge to know that this would no longer be tolerated,” the Governor said.
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