“No Legacy Project Will be Left Uncompleted” – Dan Manjang

The Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Hon. Dan Manjang has assured the citizens of the State of the readiness and commitment of the Lalong-led administration to complete all the ongoing 22 Lalong Legacy Projects across the State.

Hon. Manjang said the legacy projects are mainly education and health infrastructures which will have direct impact to the people, the areas they are sited and the State at large.


He said N600 million through Irrevocable Standing Payment Order (ISPO) is being committed monthly for the legacy projects.

He said the projects are aimed at addressing the infrastructural deficit in the education and health sectors which are critical to the development of the State.


“When completed, the projects will created employment opportunities and improve the economic fortunes of the areas and the State” he hinted.

He said the Executive Governor is committed to actualizing the administration’s 3-point agenda which are Peace, security and good governance, Physical Infrastructural development and sustainable economic development.

The Commissioner dropped these hints while on Media Tour of Ongoing Projects in the State.


The projects visited were Government Secondary School Dengi Kanam LGA, Model Primary School situated in Ban Amper Kanke LGA, Government College Pankshin, Potato Value Chain Pankshin, Model General Hospital Mangu, Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Gindiri Road Mangu LGA, Potato Processing Plant Bokkos for chips, starch and flour production and the Model General Hospital Barkin Ladi LGA.

The Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory Gindiri Road Mangu LGA which is part of the Potato Value Chain Support Project of the AfDB is said to have production capacity of 6 million seedlings to produce high yield and improved crops that are free from diseases. The State government is said to be paying N120 million counterpart fund annually for the projects.

The Team stopped over at General Hospital Kanke, Pankshin Water Treatment Plant and Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos to see other ongoing projects.


At Plateau State University, the Team were warmly received by the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Yohanna Izam who lauded the State government for ongoing projects as well as the Federal Interventions in terms of infrastructural development in the School.
He said one of the biggest achievements is the accreditation of courses in 2018.

He hinted that there are 15 ongoing projects comprising of 3 Faculty Building and Senate Building.

The e-library component of the library which give students access to worldwide academic resources was also completed in 2018.

The 3-day Media Tour which started on Thursday 11th February with the Southern Zone is expected to end on Saturday 13th February, 2020 with the Northern Zone of the State.


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