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Photos: President Buhari To Commission Ryom Trauma Hospital, Legacy Projects - Governor Simon Lalong

In fulfilment of his promise to complete inherited and  abandoned projects, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong was in Ryom Local  Government to inspect completion of work on the Ryom Trauma Hospital that was started  by Governor Joshua Dariye, but abandoned by the last administration of Governor  Jonah Jang.    Lalong who regretted that the project was abandoned for many years  despite the serious need for such medical facility in the area said his  administration decided to complete the hospital and equip it because of the  resolve to ensure that government resources are not wasted and the health challenges  of the people are addressed.    He said “the hospital which has virtually been completed will  make life easy for people in this area, and with the state-of-the art equipment  we have invested here, patients from far areas will be referred here when it is  open to the public. It is unfortunate that the last administration for reasons  best known to it decided to ignore this very important project, making people  to travel far distances for secondary medical care. This will change that now”.    The governor also hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari may  likely commission the Trauma Hospital and other Legacy Projects within the year  as a formal invitation will be extended to the to him soon.   
Member representing Ryom Constituency in the Plateau House of  Assembly Timothy Dantong praised Governor Lalong for paying attention to the  completion of the Hospital and other projects irrespective of political considerations. 
  “The Governor has demonstrated that he is a true leader whose  main focus is development and the wellbeing of the people. We believe you when  you say that the time for politics has passed and it is time for governance. You  are matching your words with action and our people are very grateful and will  continue to support you” he said.    Chairman of Ryom Local Government Mafeng Gwallson who also  spoke about the projects cited in the local government described the Lalong Administration  as one that is fair, equitable and kind to the people of his local government.   
The Governor also inspected ongoing work at the Government  Secondary School Ryom, which is one of the Legacy Projects being undertaken in  the State.   
He was delighted that the work has gone far and urged the  contractor to increase the tempo so that work the work will be finished on  record time considering that the State is already preparing to seek President Buhari’s  consent to commission the projects when completed. 
  He received assurances that the work will be completed on  record time and with the highest quality. 

 Lalong also addressed students of the school and admonished  them to pay attention to their studies as the government decided to remodel the  school to turn around the learning environment in line with the new attempt to  make sure students acquire skills and entrepreneurial education for productivity. 

  “I am preparing you for greater challneges ahead. I am  determined to give you the relevant knowledge so that you can stand out when  you leave this place for higher laurels in and outside Nigeria. All you need to  do is to remain focused because lazy and uninterested students will not enjoy  what we are putting here. It is for the serious minded” the governor said. 

  Community leaders also appealed to the Governor to look at  the Plateau School of Home Economics located in the Local Government that has  been neglected.

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