Following the prevailing security situation that has bedeviled the country; the Plateau State Government has announced that the swearing-in and inauguration of Governor Simon Lalong into office for a second term would be low keyed in solidarity with the Federal Government.
The government equally said the swearing-in ceremony would be without the usual funfair.
This was disclosed by the Chairman Central Planning Committee and Deputy Governor of the State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, while briefing journalists in Jos.
Tyoden said, “We thank God for the relative peace we are enjoying in Plateau, but we decided to observe the forthcoming inauguration/swearing-in of the second term in office of Governor Simon Lalong in a low key in solidarity with the Federal government due to the insecurity in the country.
“The celebration will be observed in a low key manner; we are taking a cue from the Federal government.”
The Deputy Governor appreciated the people of the state for their support during the recently-concluded general elections.
He said the activities would begin with Jumaat prayer, golf tournament, church service, pre-inaugural dinner and the inauguration proper on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.