It is 24 years now , since Jos East LGA was created in 1996, with the Headquarters in Angware, Comprising of 19 Electoral wards, Five Districts,the Local government is endowed with fertile soil for Agriculture, Tourist sites,especially the famous Shere Hills among others.
Under the Present leadership of Hon. Ibrahim Agwom as Chairman, the local government is witnessing some developmental projects.
The Local government legislative arm reiterated their commitment and support to the Executive arm for the purpose of leaving the Council better than they met it.
The Leader of the Legislative Arm,Hon. Ibrahim Izam, made the statement during a cocktail party he organized in honor of the Councilors and to mark their two years in office,as well as fine tuned ways of synergy between the Executive and Legislative Arm. According to him,Jos East will continue to remain one,they will continue to support the chairman because of his good plans for the local government and we will give him the maximum support so that we will leave Jo’s East better than we met it.
I have invited the councillors to appreciate them for giving me the opportunity to lead them for two years without any rancour and I pray that,God in his infinite mercy,will continue to lead and guide us.
Since we came on board in 2018,I have realized that,most of our predecessors left to the cities,but all the 19 Elected councilors in Jo’s East,including the Chairman are leaving with their people,this shows that,we are grass root politicians and mobilizers. Since I was elected as a leader,I have been enjoying a good cordial relationship with the Executive Arm.
Speaking at the Event,Councillor Representing Fobur Ward and Chairman Councilors Forum,Plateau State. Hon.Silas Agwom. Thank God for blessing Jo’s East with so many appointments which includes the Chairman of the Councilors Forum,The Chairman of Jo’s East as Financial secretary,Majority leader of the Council as Treasurer of their Forum,DFS as the leader of DFS in the state among others. The reason of them to interface is to further harmonized and strengthen their relationships with the executive,the Bible says that,the peaceful house is characterised with blessings and our desire is that,to see that Jo’s East is taking to the next level and our leader is a charismatic leader,we can’t achieved that unless we unite.
In His Remarks,The Vice Chancellor,Plateau State University,Prof. Yohanna Izam,stated that,the present set of Councilors have made them proud in Jo’s East,he advice them to take Social Capital as a cardinal objective.
The VC pointed out that,their relationship with the executive has been very cordial but that does not mean there are no frictions,but the unity of purpose is to develop the local government. According to him,he was part of the delegation that submitted a memo for the creation of Jo’s East Local government in Abuja,when he was the National President of the Afizere Youth Movement (AYM), and the vision of the founding Fathers is that,the local government will be a model in Plateau state and All Izere people will be proud of.Izere People are found in other local governments but their attention is concentrated in Jos East,because more than 90 percent of Jo’s East are Afizere ,since we are the same Language and the same mission,hence,there is need for rapid development. He lauded the Chairman for the construction of Angware Ringi Road that was abandoned by the Past Government,the feat wouldn’t have been achieved without proper advice from the councilors and oversight .
The times are changing and we have to change with the time,Jos East need to initiate Economic Blue Print,The state had earlier scheduled an economic submit,but due to covid19,it has been shifted once that is done,Jos East will key into it and plan her own with a template that will follow suit to that of state and federal government.
That will enabled the stakeholders to monitor the political appointees,He further suggested for Agriculture and tree planting be giving attention and encourage all the 19 councilors to plan one thousand trees each,that will go along way in eradicating poverty in Jos East.
The Executive Chairman of Jos East,Hon. Ibrahim Agwom,said he is very happy for the meeting and thank God for making it possible for them to be together at the regime.That was a divine providence that he was elected as chairman of Jos East,being the youngest among the contestants and yet God made it possible. Within the past two years,we have seen commitments and hard work among the councilors because they have been up and doing,even if we exit office today,our people will celebrate us. There is need for strong synergy for us to succeed,we have embarked on more than 30 Projects and by the grace of God,we will reach 50. He admonished all and sundry to fear God,because we will all give accounts of our stewardships before God Almighty.
The Event which took Place at Avalon Suit Rayfield, Climax with dinning and winning among the councilors,Members of the executive and the invited Guest

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