13th March, 2022
By Martha Agas
Elder statesman and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has appealed to Plateau residents on the need for peaceful coexistence to stimulate development.
He made the call while unveiling the redesigned oldest golf course in Nigeria, Rayfield 1913 on Saturday in Jos.
According to him, Plateau people and Nigerians should explore all necessary measures in the pursuit of peace while respecting the sanctity of life at all times.
Gowon expressed sadness on the determination of a few criminal minded people and groups’ resolutions to terrorise the country.
While commending the Nigerian Armed Forces personnel for their gallant efforts in dealing with criminals across the country, he urged Nigerians to support security agencies through exposing their activities.
The elder statesman expressed delight at the progress of Golf in Plateau and Nigeria, commending Lalong for his efforts in developing the game in the state.
“I commend Lalong for his passion for the game and also redeveloping the Rayfield Golf Course which is now comparable to any standard course in Nigeria,” he said.
In his remarks, Lalong thanked Gowon for honouring the state to unveil the redesigned Rayfield Golf Course, saying its historic significance must be cherished and economic potential in sports harnessed.
Lalong said that his efforts to foster peace and expose criminal activities and crisis merchants had helped in building the confidence of people to visit the State.