Indigenes in diaspora call for unity, peace on the Plateau

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The indigenes of Plateau living in the U.S., on Wednesday, called on the citizens of the state to unite together towards a peaceful society.The group, under the auspices of the Plateau State Association USA, Inc. (PSA-USA, Inc), gave the charge when its newly elected president, Dr Barth Shepkong, delivered a speech during a swearing-in ceremony of members.

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The statement, signed by the public relations officer of the body, Mrs Francisca Keyen, was made available to newsmen in Abuja.“We call on Plateau citizensboth at home and abroad to unite behind a peaceful and prosperous Plateau,” Shepkong said.He said the association is a non-political, non-religious association organised exclusivelyfor charitable, scientific, and educational purposes.

He also said it was established specifically to engage in education, health, social and economic development activities for the poor,disabled and underprivileged in Plateau and those living in the U.S.“On behalf of the executive committee, we are truly humbled by this vote of confidence, andwe promise to take the organisation to greater heights,” the president said.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other newly elected officials of PSA-USA, Inc are Lady Gertrude Longwan, Vice-President and Mr Nanjul Wuyep, as General Secretary.

They also include Mr Nenshang Ngo, Social Secretary; Mrs. Asabe L Spencer-Mhya, CPA, as Treasurer and Mrs Keyen as PublicRelations Officer.NAN reports that the executive members of PSA-USA, Inc, who were sworn-in on May 2, will serve a two-year term.(NAN)

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