Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has assured the World Bank that his administration is determined to make judicious use of every support given to the state for the sake of progress and development.
Governor Mutfwang disclosed this on Wednesday when World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chadhuri paid him a courtesy call at the New Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos.
He praised the World Bank for the mutually partnership that exists between it and Plateau State and assured that his administration will ensure there is value for all resources collected from the Bank.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Plateau State, we want to express our profound gratitude for your commitment towards us, which you have demonstrated by coming to Plateau state, and I assure you that Jos is a likable city.
“I like to assure you that by the grace of God, as a Government, we will ensure that every dollar that the World Bank supports us with will be put to effective and productive use.
“We believe in getting value for money, and we also believe in leaving a legacy for posterity. We therefore want to assure you that every support or investment that the World Bank will be making in Plateau State, by the grace of God, will not be a wasted venture.”
Governor Mutfwang informed the World Bank Country Director that efforts are in top gear to bring most of the projects under the purview of the Bank to a logical conclusion.
The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chadhuri expressed delight to be in Plateau State and said they are in Nigeria to improve on the living conditions of the people.
He expressed the desire of the World Bank to provide financing that will create positive impact on the development of the people of Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole.
“I have confidence that every kind of financing that we provide has greater impact on Nigerians” adding that the mission of the Bank is to help the people to advance their own development.
Governor Mutfwang also received the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar and solicited for more support to end the current carnage in the state.
He commended the role of the NSCDC in providing security for the people of Plateau state and assured that the State Government will continue to work with the Corps for the provision of effective security in the state.
“We are trusting God that these needless killings will come to an end. We are hopeful that with your cooperation and collaboration, together with other sister agencies, we will be able to tame this monster that is trying to threaten our existence as a people.
“We do not discriminate against anyone. For us, Plateau belongs to all of us, irrespective of faith, irrespective of tribe. We believe that there is one Plateau tribe, because everyone that is within the borders of Plateau is under our jurisdiction.” he stated.
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar applauded Governor Mutfwang for his proactiveness in addressing the security situation in the state and assured him of the support of the NSCDC in resolving the issues.
He disclosed that the NSCDC will redeploy more troops to the trouble areas in Plateau state and provide them with the needed support to enable them halt the security situation in the state.
The Commandant later proceeded to Mangu Local Government Area for an on- the- spot assessment of the the security situation in the area.
Government officials on ground to receive the guests included the Deputy Governor, Hon Ngo Josephine Piyo, Secretary to the Government of the State, Arc Samuel N. Jatau; Chief of Staff Government House, Engr. Jeremiah Satmark, Head of Civil Service, Barr. Rauta Dakok; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Philimon Daffi among several others.