Governor Simon Lalong has expressed shock over the demise of the Management Committee Chairman, Barkin Ladi Local Government, Ezekiel Mandyau died on Thursday evening at the Jos University Teaching Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
Lalong in a condolence message signed by his Director Press Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Machan described as shocking, the death of the Chairman whom he said was a vibrant grassroots politician that connected well with his people and served them with integrity, vision, and excellence.
Lalong said “This is a great loss to Plateau State because of the late Mandyau played a very key role in the implementation of the Rescue Agenda in his Local Government, particularly as it relates to security and infrastructure development.
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“Because of his leadership style, there was greater calm in Barkin Ladi as he adopted the early-warning approach as well as community engagement and dialogue style to resolve issues.”
Lalong who said the State will surely miss the late chairman consoled his immediate family; friends and associates; the people of Barkin Ladi, ALGON, and the entire state over this sad development.