Governor Simon Lalong with Sir Joseph Ari, Director General, Industrial Training Fund.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos -The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari has felicitated with the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong as the Governor clocks 60 years.

Ari who described Lalong as a “bridge builder and a man of peace,” prayed for open doors of opportunities, good health, soundness of mind and long life for the Governor to continue to serve the country.

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In a statement issued in Jos on Friday Sir Ari noted, “On behalf of the Governing Council and the entire staff of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), I heartily felicitate with your Excellency, as you clock 60 years today. At 60, and in light of what you have achieved, you should feel quite fulfilled and grateful to God Almighty for what he has done in your life, and for using you as an instrument and vehicle of peace and harmony, not only in Plateau State but across the country.

“Your story, beginning from your humble background to the rarified heights as Governor, Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Speaker and Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organisation is a motivation for the younger generation, who in you, they see the possibilities that are achievable with humility, hard work and commitment to service to fatherland.

“As you mark this day, we pray that God Almighty will continue to open doors of opportunities and grant you good health, soundness of mind and long life to continue to serve the country you so dearly love. Happy birthday Sir and welcome to the diamond age.”