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Lalong approves creation of 268 districts in Plateau

Gov. Simon Lalong
Gov. Simon Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has approved the creation of 268 districts and village areas, two chiefdoms, and the restoration of three chiefdoms in the state.

The governor who also approved the grading of five other chiefdoms, made the announcement in a statement by his spokesperson, Makut Macham, Thursday in Jos.

“The breakdown of the 268 Districts per local government areas are Barkin Ladi-17, Bassa-19; Bokkos-17, Jos East-10, Jos North-15, Jos South-14, Kanam-20 and Kanke 11.

“Others are Langtang North-16, Langtang South-7, Mangu-22, Mikang-10, Pankshin-23, Qua’an Pan-16, Riyom-12, Shendam-22 and Wase-17.”

The restored chiefdoms are Da-Gwom Rwei, Barkin Ladi, Da-Gwom Rwei (Gyel) Jos South Local Government and Da-Gwom Rwei (Riyom).

“Those that have been graded are Gwom Rwei Kabong, Jos North Local Government; Gwom Rwei Zawan, Jos South Local Government; Ponzhi Bwarat, Langtang North Local Government; Ponzhi Gani (Sa) and Ponzhi Tumwat – Langtang North Local Government.

Lalong also approved the grading of old existing district heads to senior district heads.

The governor gave the approval following the review of the report of the committee on the creation of chiefdoms, districts and village areas in the state constituted on October 20, 2020.

Macham said that details of the names of the new districts and village areas would be released by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

The governor urged the citizens to see the development as part of the efforts by his “rescue administration” to increase inclusivity, unity, peace, harmony and development.

He advised against the politicisation of the action and warned against any attempt to use it for creating acrimony division and disaffection.(NAN)

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