Killings: Gov Mutfwang inaugurates committee on IDP resettlement, 3 others

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

In a determined effort to fulfill his campaign pledges to the people of Plateau State, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has inaugurated a Task Force focused on resettling Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their original communities within the state.

The ceremony, held at Government House Little Rayfield, Jos, also saw the inauguration of three additional committees: one tasked with reviewing the structure and performance of the Plateau State Civil Service, another to address complaints stemming from the 2015 upgrade of Chiefdoms, creation of Districts, and Villages, and a third focusing on Land Administration in Plateau State.

Governor Mutfwang reiterated his administration’s commitment to tackling the challenges facing Plateau citizens and expressed confidence that the carefully selected members of these committees would guide decision-making without bias.

Highlighting the resettlement of IDPs as a top priority, Gov Mutfwang emphasised the importance of enabling displaced individuals to return to their ancestral homes before the upcoming farming season.

He also stressed the need to utilise all available farmland to enhance security and address the economic decay witnessed across various sectors.

Gyang Bere, Gov Mutfwang’s Director of Press and Public affairs reads that the Task Force, led by Air Commodore Rwang Pam Christopher, is charged with identifying displaced communities, gathering data on IDPs, facilitating their relocation, and implementing security measures.

In his assessment of the civil service, Governor Mutfwang lamented the prevalence of mediocrity and pledged to restore the sector’s former glory.

Regarding the contentious issue of Chiefdom upgrades and land allocations, the Governor acknowledged the need for impartial scrutiny to address complaints and make recommendations in the interest of all stakeholders.

Expressing concern over the misuse of land resources, Governor Mutfwang warned against illegal land ownership and pledged to enforce regulations to safeguard public interests.

He assured residents that the committees’ mandate is not punitive but aimed at addressing pressing issues affecting public health and welfare.

Isaac Dimka, speaking on behalf of the Committees, thanked the Governor for the opportunity to serve and pledged their unwavering support and dedication to their respective mandates.