Plateau: Lalong approves creation of chiefdoms and districts

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Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has approved the creation of 268 Districts and village areas as well as 2 Chiefdoms. He also restored 3 others (2nd class) as well as approved the grading of 5 others on 3rd class.

The details released by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Atu, indicate that the newly created Chiefdoms are Lamba Chiefdoms in Wase Local Government Area (3rd class) and Menkaat chiefdom in Shendam Local Government Area (3rd class)

Those restored are: Da-Gwom Rwei, BarkinLadi Local Government Area (2nd class); Da-Gwom Rwei (Gyel) Jos South Local Government Area; and Da-Rwei Riyom Local Government Area (2nd class).

Those that have been graded are: Gwom Rwei Kabong, Jos North Local Government Area(3rd class); Gwom Rwei Zawan, Jos South Local Government (3rd class); Pinzhi Gani(Sa) 3rd class; and Ponzhi Tumwat, Langtang North LGA(3rd class).

The Breakdown of the 268 districts per Local Government Areas are as follows:

(1) .BarkinLadi 17

(2) .Bassa 19

(3) .Bokkos 17

(4).Jos East 10

(5). Jos North 15

(6).Jos South 14

(7) .Kanam 20

(8). Kanke 11

(9).Langtang North 16

(10).Langtang South 7

(11).Mangu 22

(12).Mikang 10

(13).Pankshin 23

(14).Qua’an Pan 16

(15).Riyom 12

(16).Shendam 22

(17). Wase 17.

The Governor also approved the grading of old existing District Heads to Senior District Heads.

The approval for the chiefdoms and Districts by the Governor follows the review of the report on the creation of Chiefdoms, District and village areas in Plateau State constituted on the 20th October 2020 headed by Chief DG Fompun.

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Details of the Names of the new Districts and village areas will be released by the Secretary to the Government of the State.

The Governor urged the citizens to see this development as part of the efforts by his Rescue Administration to increase inclusivity, unity, peace, harmony and development.

He advises against politicisation of the action and warn against any any attempt by some persons to use it for creating acrimony division and disaffection.

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