The President of Jasawa Community Development Association (JCDA), Shehu Ibrahim Masalla, has said that the Hausa and Fulani people of Jos North have fared better under Governor Simon Lalong, than previous democratic administrations in Plateau state.
Masalla made the statement, Monday, at the 14th annual commemoration held at the premises of the Jos central mosque
The leaders of the two communities stated that the coming of Lalong in 2015 had made some of their rights as citizens of the state attainable.
“Our votes really made Simon Lalong became the governor in both 2015 and 2019.
“Governor Lalong has severally said that the Jasawa’s have made him win the elections, by massively voting for him,” he said.
Masalla said previous administrations in the state had left Jos people in a dirty situation, education of their children in a deteriorating condition, with major roads left unpassable.
“Some of these road are today motorable, the refuse were cleared.
“Our sons are appointed into government positions, from deputy chief of staff, to commissioner and advisers,” he said.
According to him, Lalong has promised to reconstruct the burnt Jos market, stressing that he attempted at fulfilling the promise, “but those that burnt the market rejected the effort.
“He has promised to conduct a free and fair LGC elections, which he has done and our son won the election.”
He said Jos people were today leaving in peace.
Masalla prayed for the souls of those killed in November, 28 2008, post local government council election, and all subsequent crises in Jos.
The executive chairman, Jos North LGC, Shehu Bala Usmsn, said Hausa and Fulani communities in the LG have gained pensionable employment under Lalong’s administration, adding that LGC has also spent more than N100 million to put the Farin Gada tomato market in good condition that could stand the test of time.
“Governor Simon Lalong, has done many things for our people and we are grateful to God, for having him as our Governor,” he said.