2020 RESETTLEMENT DAY: DALUNG DEMANDS FOR TOTAL JUSTICE TO LANGTANG SOUTH
Millions of sons and daughters of Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State celebrated their 72nd 2020 Resettlement Day around the world as thousands more gathered in Sabongida, the Traditional Headquarters of the Local Government.
The immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung called on governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to do justice to the Local Government.
Dalung explained that for decades Langtang South has been denied so many infrastructural development.
The former minister cautioned politicians to stop negotiations of their birthrights for their self-centered interests.
In his words “We will continue to demands and ask for Justice for our people. For those who are negotiating our rights, we want to tell them that rights cannot be negotiated, we are a people, and we are part of the Nigerian Federation and the government must be fair to us”, he said.
Barrister Dalung added that “as a people we love the Governor and supported him to succeed but let the Governor do justice to Langtang South.”
Dalung noted that the government has abandoned the local government with strategic appointment and infrastructural development even with general hospital for maintenance of health challenges in the community. “How many of the Langtang South citizens are holding strategic appointment in the state government? There is none! And the state government wanted us to be quiet? Absolutely no, you wanted us to celebrate you? Absolutely no! Mr. Governor do justice to us, we love you but do justice to us “. He lamented.
The former Minister explained that Tarok people were not conquered by the White people during colonization period. According to him, the White people came and negotiated how to run the affairs of administration with Tarok people, how then when we our own type of people’s administration wanted Tarok people to relinquished their Birthright’s now? He asked.
On his contributions as a sports minister, Barrister Dalung explained that he built 6 class rooms block for his community with his earnings and the Plateau State Government came and recommissioned it. ” The six classroom block that the government came and recommissioned this year, I built it with my money, after it was commissioned last year, the state government came this year and commissioned it again, Why wouldn’t government build another six classroom blocks and commission?” We are asking for Justice Your Excellency, we love you but do justice to us “. If you don’t do justice to us, then you hate us. Dalung said.
Justice is Paramount for the peace and progress of any given society.
Barrister Dalung said, he will continue to demands and asking for Justice even at the judgment day. ” For me I will continues to asks for Justice even when I die my corpse will be taken to the grave, I would still ask for Justice to Langtang South, even before God Almighty, I would still ask for Justice”.
For the unity of Tarok Nation and Plateau State, Barrister Dalung called on citizens to love one another and give maximum support to the leadership.
He charged compatriots to pray and support the local government chairmen who are so close to the people at the grassroots. Dalung appreciated the efforts of the executive chairman, Hon. Mutum Rims for starting road project in the locality. He however charged him to do more for the benefit of the masses.
Langtang South has been rich with abundance resources including minerals resources such as gold and diamonds. The locality also has fertile land for agricultural production. Rice, yam, groundnut and maize are being produced in large quantity in the local government area which is one of the major source of food production to Nigeria as a country. Unfortunately, the local government is lacking so many infrastructural facilities including the basis amenities such as water, power and health care system.
Representative of the Governor, Barrister Zulfa Rimven promised Langtang South people that the governor will build modern secondary school in the community and will ensure completion of the general hospital which is under construction in Mabudi.
The Chairman of the Locality, Hon Mutum Rims thanked his people for maintaining of law and orders. He however appreciated the efforts of the ex-minister, Barrister Dalung for bringing so many developmental projects in Sabongida. He however, appealed that Dalung should extend citing of any available project to another area to balance development. He then thanked the Governor for keying his vision into action in the local government area.