We will make state security outfit fully operational says Gov. Mutfwang. Plateau Gov. Caleb Mutfwang promised on Monday in Jos that his government will revitalize and reenergize the state’s security network, “Operation Rainbow.”
Plateau launched “Operation Rainbow” in 2010 as part of its attempts to alleviate the state’s insecurity.
Mutfwang made the announcement on Monday during a meeting of the reconstituted Plateau State Elders Forum, which he organised.
“Operation Rainbow has been duly licensed by the Federal Government, and we intend to fully operationalize it and ensure that it protects our communities.”
“We are collaborating with security agencies to train manpower for Operation Rainbow, and I am confident that they will carry out their responsibilities with a sense of patriotism,” the governor added.
He added that he called the conference to solicit elders’ input on peaceful cohabitation in the state.
Mutfwang called the elders as key Plateau stakeholders and repository of information and wisdom.
He acknowledged the elders’ contributions as critical to satisfying Plateau people’s aspirations and promised that the meeting will be held on a regular basis.
To preserve peace in the state, the governor also committed to resurrecting the Inter-religious Council and maintaining close contact with the Plateau Youth Council.
He urged the elders to create unity in their diverse sectors in order to accelerate growth.
Mutfwang also reminded the gathering that his administration inherited a $300 billion debt, 11 billion in unpaid worker pay, and security issues.
“There is no sector of life on the Plateau that does not require political intervention,” he remarked.
Mutfwang also admitted that Plateau has got N2 billion from the Federal Government as part of the N5 billion fuel subsidy withdrawal palliatives.
He stated that the administration has already distributed 3,000 sacks of rice to the state’s most disadvantaged residents.