Simon Bako Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State on Monday renames Plateau State Collage of Art, Science and Religious Studies after the late senator Ignatius Datong Longjan.
Sen. Longjan before his demise was a lawmaker representing Plateau South senatorial district at the upper chambers of the National Assembly.
As a sign of immortalising the late political icon and a “beacon of peace” Lalong said the state has lost and bridge builder and a unifier.
The Governor who stated this in a remark during the church service held at saint Louis Catholic Church Jos, the Plateau state capital, pontificates that the demise of sen. Longjan will put an end to all the crises rocking plateau state politics and that “as a governor I’m ready to give up so much to bring back the peace and hospitality which Plateau State was noted for in time past”
“It may be a little we have done, but this is what we will do to remember him and it will go a long way to teach people that there is reward to every thing a man does”
The Governor therefore committed to complete the electrification project which was very dear to the late senator’s heart by commencing installation of poles from Kwa to Duma up to Kogwei all in Southern Plateau.
Speaking further, Lalong maintained that the Government of Plateau State have set up a committee to come up with the best approach of setting up a state security outfit that will stem the tide of insecurity in the state.
“We have set up a committee with security chiefs and traditional rulers to come up with the best approach of establishing community policing, and I’ve told the royal fathers to give me the report and we will implement it for the benefit of our people”
Meanwhile, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan in a remark (in the church) calls for prayers for the country at this trying moment, saying Nigeria needs prayers from all faith to enable her scale through the challenges confronting her.
Other senators attended were, deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, Philip Aduda, Rochas Okorocha among other dignitaries.
Sen. Ignatius Datong Longjan who was also a former deputy governor of the state died on Monday the 10th day of February 2020 and was laid to rest in his hometown Kwa, Qua’anpan local government area of Plateau state.