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Lalong, Senator Gyang eulogises Jang @77, describes him a patriotic leader



Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors Forum, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong has felicitated with his immediate predecessor, Sen. Jonah David Jang on the occasion of his 77th birthday.

Lalong in a Press statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Dr. Makut Simon Macham and issued on Saturday in Jos described the former Governor as a patriotic Nigerian who has continued to serve Nigeria and Plateau State with passion and commitment.

Lalong recalled the contributions of Dara Jonah David Jang at various times during his career in the Nigerian Airforce and after retirement where he served as Governor, Senator among other responsibilities.

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While wishing him many more years of good health, peace and God’s protection, Governor Lalong urged the elderstatesman to continue to offer his wealth of wisdom and experience towards the development of Plateau State and the nation.

Similarly the Senator Representing Plateau North in the National Assembly and Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence Sen. Istifanus Dung Gyang also describes Former Governor Jonah as a pattern of fatherhood that transcends clime and creed.

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Senator Gyang said Jang administration as Governor from Benue (Kogi inclusive) to Gongola ( Adamawa & Taraba) and of course Plateau State, saying his footprints, landmarks, legacies and developmental strides are not only monumentally infrastructural, but he raised, nurtured and groomed ‘sons’ whom he transformed into leaders. Many of the sons are now prime personalities and leaders of national and international acclaim and reckoning in both the public and private sectors as well as in global bodies.

Gyang in a Press statement signed and issued by his Special Assistant,
Media & Protocol Hon. Musa Ibrahim Ashoms added that Jang is the joy and pride of a father.

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“As a son, i celebrates a legendary father, an icon, one reputed for excellence and uncompromising in adherence to high standards.
A father whose love and service to God is unadulterated and guided by covenant principles and practice”.

The senator however prays for renewed strength, health and length of days for Sen. Jang to keep serving God and humanity in the land of the living.


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