Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has promised to give N500,000 each to families of nine journalists, including a driver, who died in a ghastly motor accident in 2007 while on duty.
Mr Lalong made the promise on Monday at the NUJ Press Centre in Jos during an interactive session with reporters to mark the 2018 Democracy Day and 3rd anniversary of his administration.
The journalists died while on the convoy of the former governor of Plateau, Joshua Dariye, on May 16, 2007 on their way to Shendam.
Eleven years after the sad incident, Mr Lalong said he will assist the families of the deceased.
“As part of activities to mark Democracy Day, I will give N500,000 to each of the nine families amounting to N4.5 million.
“The money will get to them before the end of next week,” he said.
The governor appreciated journalists for their invaluable contributions to the development of Plateau in particular and Nigeria in general.
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