Jos – The Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Peter Azi, has assured the people of the state that the eighth assembly would work toward a united, strong and peaceful Plateau.
“We want to assure the people of Plateau that we will not fail; and that we shall bring positive development to the state,” Azi said in Jos, on Sunday.
He said this when when the Laity Council of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos paid him a courtesy call.
He said that the people that made up the current assembly were experienced and would not enact laws that could dent their image and that of the state.
“The calibre of people here are not only experienced personalities, but people who are ready to die if that is what is required to keep one indivisible entity,” he said.
The speaker said that members were working with the executive arm of government toward policies that would help Plateau to attain its optimum potential, and called for support from all.
”We, in the House of Assembly, have decided to consider Plateau first despite our political differences.
”We have dropped our political parties at the gate, and resolved to face the real business of enacting good and people-oriented laws,” he said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Azi also assured the council that that the assembly would do everything to ensure that the executive did toy with the welfare of the workers in the state.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Boniface Gwotbit, had charged the speaker and other lawmakers to match their words with action.
Gwotbit urged them not to disappoint the church and the people of the state.
He said that they would one day be called upon by God to give account of how they handled the public trust reposed on them.
He also tasked the assembly to plug all leakages through which state resources were being siphoned so as to minimise waste but ensure adequate funds for development and growth. (NAN