Yakubu Wuyep, Jos
Governor Jonah David Jang of Plateau State yesterday announced the creation of 13 new chieftaincy districts in the state. The chiefdoms and development areas which were created under the administration of Chief Joshua Dariye in 2006 had been dissolved by Jang .
Two days to the end of his eight years in office ,Jang in full compliance with the provisions of section 3 of the Plateau State Chieftaincy law has signed the legal notes on creation of new districts and other related matters.
In a statement by the Commissioner For Information And Communication, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Badu and made available to newsmen said the government had created 13 districts as well as upgraded chiefdoms with 168 districts among others.
The statement reads in parts. “ Upon assumption of office by the Jang administration in 2007, complaints were received by various traditional councils in the state on the grounds that they were not consulted.
Consequently, this administration set aside the creation of chiefdoms and districts that were created based on complaints from the traditional councils that they were neither informed nor consulted.
The statement further said a high powered committee headed by Nde Joshua Waklek was set up to work with the traditional councils on behalf of the governor.
The committee completed its assignment and submitted its reports to government. Also Governor Jang has signed the legal notice on the Plateau state Chieftaincy law stuof the 2006 ( appointment of Gbong Gwom Jos order 2015 ) The said legal notices have been duly gazetted as the former legal notice was made puroutsuant to the laws of Northern Nigerian 1963 which has been repealed by the Plateau State Chieftaincy law 5 of 2005, the statement also added.