Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has warned political office holders against using their positions for politicking rather than delivering services to the people.
The Governor gave the warning while swearing in the Acting Chief Judge of Plateau State, Three new Commissioners as well as Chairman and Members of the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) at the new Government House Rayfield Jos, Monday.
The Governor told the Acting Chief Judge Justice Peter Mann that he was coming on board at a time when there was greater need for the dispensation of justice in the State and the nation at large in order to sustain the rule of law. Social order.
He asked him to give leadership and direction to the judicial arm of Government to enable it discharge its constitutional mandate without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.
For the three new Commissioners appointed to fill the vacuum created by the resignation of three Commissioners who contested and won Chairmanship seats of their respective Local Government Councils, the Governor urged them to see their appointments as a platform for service to the people and a chance to contribute to the success of the Rescue Administration and the APC.
He said they are coming on stream at a time when the life of this administration is gradually coming to an end which means that they should hit the ground running to ensure that the assignment they are taking on is implemented with speed, accuracy and accountability.
He also warned those with political ambitions to refrain from using their positions for politics rather than work.
For the Chairman and Members of the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, the Governor said their re-appointment into office is a testimony to their credible performance during your first tenure.
He advised them to always resist the pressure from political parties, candidates and their supporters or any other interest group to obstruct or manipulate you to do their bidding.
In his response on behalf of the appointees, Acting Chief Judge of Plateau State, Justice Peter Mann said they will do their best to serve the State and Nigeria with all diligence, honesty and sincerity to add value to good governance in the State.
Prime time News reports that the appointmentees sworn were
Justice David Gwong Mann – Acting Chief Judge, Plateau State, Brain Bindim Dadi – Comm. Housing, Dan Philip Hirkop – Comm. Higher Education Idris Gambo – Comm. Physical Planning & Urban Development, Mr. Febian Ari Ntung- Chairman, PLASIEC