Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong has received the report of Justice Stephen Adah Judicial Commission of Inquiry that investigated the administration of Jonah Jang administration saying the state government will study the report and officially proclaim government's position in a white paper.
Speaking shortly after receiving the report at banquet hall new Government House, Governor Lalong said several commentaries have been ran on the streets, offices, religious places and even at burial ceremonies concerning the exercise, and what government seek to achieve with the exercise.
According to him, some saw it simply as a waste of time and a waste of government resources, others identified with the noble idea that informed it, because they understood that to get it right as a government, the past, the present and the future must connect rightly.
He said, "Those who think it is a waste of time and resources might be right to some extent, because over the years, reports of this nature have been stock piled on government shelves and to say the least, consigned into the waste paper basket of history".
He further stressed, "This I assure you will not be the same with this report. In establishing the Commission, we took account of the outcry and groans of our people; we felt their pulse and for certain, we heard their cry".
The governor added that what they desired was "to get it right and getting it right, will mean knowing where the past made a mistake, so we avoid it; getting it right, will mean knowing where the past got it right, so we continue with it; and getting it right, will mean where the past government got it wrong, we right it for the good of the people."
He pointed out that the commission of inquiry was not established as a witch hunt committee for persecution of perceived opponents, but as a committee for stewardship and accountability.
He opined that as people get the details, he had no doubt that their perceptions and judgements, whether wrongly or rightly placed, will be addressed with the information at their disposal.
Justice Adah while presenting the report said the report comprises of observations and recommendations and contains 15 volume. He noted that the commission received 117 memorandum while 181 witnesses testified.