Jang absent as Useni, Dariye, others honour Lalong’s invitation

For the third time, the immediate past Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Jonah Jang, yesterday failed to honour the invitation extended to him by Governor Simon Lalong to discuss issues concerning the interest of the state.

Jang, who is representing the state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to attend the meeting which was convened for all National Assembly members in the state.

However, Senator Jeremiah Useni, a PDP member representing Plateau South Senatorial Zone, Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central one and five House of Representatives members from both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) attended the meeting, which began since last year.

The meeting, which Saturday Telegraph learnt, is the first quarterly National Assembly meeting with the governor for this year, was held at the Governors Lodge in Jos yesterday where both the lawmakers and the governor discussed the way forward for the state with emphasis on strategies to bring development to the state.

Speaking on the occasion before the meeting went on close-doors, Lalong said the meeting was for the National Assembly members to put the state as a focal point of development and also to share with the lawmakers governance at the state level.

He said: “Plateau State has indeed elected credible people who are representing Plateau State very well at the National Assembly and we are here today to discuss the way forward for the state, I had only received an apology from Edward Pwajok (SAN), Suleiman Kwande and Solomon Maren.”

Saturday Telegraph report that after the meeting which lasted for about two hours the Governor later appreciated the senators and eight House of Representatives members with brand new Toyota cars each to assist them in their legislative duties.

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