SAN FRANCISCO, November 25, (THEWILL) – The Plateau State Government has denied the purported conferment of a first class status on the Dagwom Rwey of Gyel, Da Nga Dangyang, and other traditional rulers.
A statement by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Dan Manjang said the purported news claimed to have quoted the Secretary of the Government of the State, Professor Danladi Abok Atu is fake.
The statement read: “Government would want to state categorically and in unmistakeable terms that the said development is fake news which should be discountenanced as a figment of imagination of the authors.
“Government therefore reiterates that there are procedures on the upgrade of traditional institutions which this administration has not only respected, but strengthened. As such, it will not in any way take an action that it will bring its reputation and integrity to ridicule.
“Government hereby warns rumour mongers and fake news merchants to desist from such actions or have themselves to blame.
“Security agents have therefore been directed to apprehend culprits and prosecute same to serve as deterrent to others.
“The Government also calls on all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful duties.
“The Secretary to the Government of State, Professor Danladi Abok Atu hereby distances himself from such baseless and unfounded insinuations which are clearly aimed at embarrassing his office and by extention the Government of Simon Bako Lalong.”