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DG NTA lauds Lalong for peace efforts in Plateau

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Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau, with the DG of NTA, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, during the Lalong’s visit to NTA Headquarters Abuja on Friday

By Martha Agas

Director-General of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, has lauded Gov. Simon Lalong on his initiative for peace efforts in Plateau.

The DG gave the commendation when the governor paid a courtesy visit to NTA Headquarters on Friday in Abuja.

“I want to congratulate Gov. Lalong for providing leadership in the state.

“From 2000 to 2020, Plateau has not experienced a long period of peace as it has enjoyed from 2015 till date,’’ Ibn-Muhammed said.

He expressed delight that Plateau was gradually regaining its status as the home of peace and hospitality, thus creating an enabling environment for development.

The NTA boss also congratulated Lalong for his efforts as the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum that is tackling numerous challenges in the region, especially terrorism and banditry.

“You have been able to consolidate and coordinate your colleagues by providing leadership to tackle security challenges in the region.’’

He also thanked the governor for supporting NTA through availing himself for its programmes, saying the gesture was adding value to the organisation.

The DG said the organisation was desirous to work with progressive minds for the advancement of federal government goals.

He then prayed for wisdom, guidance and God’s protection for Lalong to enable him discharge his duties.

Responding, Lalong congratulated the DG on his appointment for another tenure, saying he had always been confident of his (Ibn-Muhammed) capacity to run the organisation.

He commended the DG on his contributions toward restoring peace in Plateau, through the programme ‘Glorious Moments’ and other counsel on critical issues.

“Glorious moments was introduced to bring back lives to the state, by bringing those who enjoyed it to give testimonies of their experiences,’’ Lalong said.

He said the state had planned to host the programme, alongside the economic summit earlier in the year, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The event will still hold at a later date,’’ he assured.

Lalong appreciated the DG for the platform to inform the public on his administration’s activities.

He prayed for wisdom and guidance for the NTA boss to discharge his duties.