“This is more pronounced in the North where security crises occasioned by Boko Haram terrorists, kidnappings, cattle rustling, banditry and herdsmen/farmers clashes have come to dominate our lives,”he said.
According to Lalong, the the northern governors have resolved to synergise and pursue policies and strategies that will tackle the challenges of insecurity faced by the region and promote peaceful coexistence.
He told the gathering that he had worked with stakeholders to restore peace and he made industrialization of the state his next priority to create wealth.
He said that his administration had also been able to train and empower thousands of youths with the support of GIZ, ITF, and the Plateau Small and Medium Enterprises
Development Agency (PLASMIDA) to make them self-reliant.
“We have revived the moribund Bokkos Fertilizer Blending Plant and is now producing at 100 percent capacity.
“The Highland Bottling Company in Barkin Ladi Local Government has been resuscitated and efforts to rebuild the burnt Jos Main Market and revive Jos International Breweries are ongoing,”he said.
The governor urged Nigerians abroad not to lose faith in their country because of the challenges the country was going through.
According to him, efforts are being made at all levels to surmount the challenges to pave way for a better Nigeria.
Kehinde Ajose has repeatedly asked to be called Mister Awesome but no one listens to him, so he prefers to wear the cap of visibility strategist, journalist and author.
He is the author of Donjazzyfied..a book on the lessons drawn from an African showbiz entrepreneur and also ‘5 costly mistakes entertainers make’.
He has been featured in mainstream media platforms like Vanguard, Thisday, The Sun,Punch, Kiss FM, Max FM etc
He was christened a formidable speaker by Edutainment magazine in 2008.
In 2015, he clinched the award for the Entertainment writer of the year at the Nigeria Media-Niteout Awards.In 2017, he was also listed as one of 'Nigeria's top 100 most influential writers' by Nigerian Writers Awards