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Plateau Governor, Lalong Meets Buhari Over Suspension Of Immigration Comptroller-General

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Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent suspension of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Parradang.

Parradang, who accompanied the governor to the Presidential Villa in Abuja, was on Friday directed to immediately proceed on indefinitely suspension while his deputy, Martin Abeshi, was directed to take over.

Lalong, who briefed State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari, said that although investigations into the issues that led to the suspension of the Immigration boss had commenced, it was necessary for him to show concern.

“I came to see the President on some issues affecting my state. These include the prevailing issue of the suspension of the comptroller of general of immigration who incidentally is from my state. When you have issues like this in a political period, you must find ways of looking for reasons and possible solution…

“I feel comfortable with the response I got and that is why I am smiling. I told him what we are doing on insecurity in our state,” the governor said.

On insecurity in the state, the governor said that he set up a 13-man peace committee to address the problem of communal crises across the state.

He said that the measures put in place by the state government to arrest social unrest in the Plateau had started yielding results as trouble makers were being apprehended by relevant security agencies in the state.

“We still have cases of cattle rustling and farm destruction going on in the southern part. But, in the last one week, we have taken very good measures and security agencies are working very well in terms of arrest,” he said.