The Afizere Comunity has paid a solidarity visit to former Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong to appreciate him for all he did to emancipate the Izere nation during his tenure as Governor of the State.
The delegation which was Led by Mr. Azi Atu, President of the Afizere cultural and Community Association met with Governor Lalong at his Abuja residence.
The visitors said it was imperative to pay the solidarity visit and appreciate the former Governor particularly now that he was out of office over his immense contribution to the emancipation and development of the Izere Nation through the upliftment of their traditional institution as well as appointment of their sons and daughters into his administration.
They acknowledged that he did his best to transform Plateau State and leave his mark on critical sectors despite many challenges he faced, saying his legacies will continue to be remembered and celebrated.
They assured him that they will continue to pray for him and support him in future endeavours believing that the love he has for the Izere Nation and its people will not wane.
In his response, former Governor Lalong appreciated their visit which he said was a sign of true friendship particularly now that he is out of office.
He thanked them for support and encouragement during his term as Governor and said he will continue to embrace all people and ensure that they are emancipated in line with his philosophy of fairness, justice and equity.
The former Governor also asked them to continue to put the interest of the State above personal and sectional considerations because building Plateau is a task that transcends ethnic, religious and political affiliations.
There were Goodwill messages by Hon Luka Madaki, Amb Ibrahim Kassai, Hon Theresa Azi and Agwom Atang among others.
The former Secretary to the Government of Plateau State Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, former Speaker Joshua Madaki were among the delegation.