Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has said whoever would succeed him in office come 2015 must be a leader with the fear of God.
He also listed other traits such a successor must possess to include strong character, Wisdom of Solomon and interest of people of the state at heart.
Above all, the governor said such a successor must be able to avoid the pitfalls his administration made the last seven years.
Jang, in a letter to the people of the state said: “Regardless of where my successor will emerge from, our search for a leader in 2015 and beyond must be driven by key benchmarks ‑ fear of God, wisdom, initiative, strong will/character, courage to defend the heritage, interest and future of Plateau State, credibility and integrity as well as abiding and unwavering commitment to consolidation on the gains made so far”.
The governor pointed out that his administration had been able to chart a road map for governance in the state after a long period of underdevelopment, adding that, what his government has done is to fast track the growth and development of the state “using infrastructure, human capital development and resource mobilisation”.
“The pursuit of these fundamental objectives has become the central pillar that drive our quest not to allow the air of despair settle in our society, which represents a bastion of stability in Nigeria”, he said.