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JONATHAN IN PLATEAU FOR TWO DAY VISIT

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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday arrived Plateau State for a two-day visit.

A large crowd at the airport received the president, who, on arrival, inspected a guard of honour. Also present at the airport were the state governor, Jonah Jang, and his deputy, Mrs. Pauline Tallen. Others were governors Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Aliyu Akwai Doma (Nasarawa), Gabriel Suswan (Benue), Ibrahim Idris (Kogi) and deputy governors of Gombe, Adamawa and Niger states.

After the airport ceremony, Jonathan proceeded, in a helicopter, to Pankshin Local Government Area to commission the Jiban Bridge. Five other helicopters carried other dignitaries to the area.

From there, Jonathan went to commission the Dokan Tofa Ba'ap road. At Shendam Local Government Area, he commissioned three projects, including Shendam Kadun road, Shendam market and the seven-kilometre Shendam road.

Jonathan also commissioned Shendan-Tunkus-Langtang road and Zamco-Mobudi road. He also flagged off the construction of Dengi-Jarmai Bashar road.

Movements were restricted in Jos, around the areas the president visited, including the Masalachi Juma'a street leading to the palace of Gwom Gbong Jos.

Governor Jang had, in a state broadcast to the state, declared a public holiday in the state. He appealed to the people to exhibit hospitality to the president.