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Plateau lost N75bn to looters - Governor Lalong.






Governor Simon Lalong has revealed that Plateau state lost N75 billion to looters who invaded public and private properties. 
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The Governor made this disclosure during an interactive session with Plateau youths held at the Rayfield field Government House, Jos.
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Lalong who further disclosed that experts arrived at the figure after a preliminary evaluation, affirmed that it might take years for the state government to replace the structures vandalised and items damaged or stolen.
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He said; 
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“The level of destruction and carnage is unbelievable and unacceptable. We are still trying to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the total cost of the damage. However, the preliminary report by a team of experts I constituted has estimated the losses to be put at about 75 billion naira for now.
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“Since coming into power, my administration has remained committed to pursuing the economic development of the state through youth empowerment and job creation.
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“You would agree with me that the enormity of the challenges we face cannot be resolved overnight or with a wave of the hand. It is a process that all of us must collectively work together to achieve.”



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