The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State Council has congratulated the newly appointed commissioners and permanent secretaries by Gov. Simon Lalong.

The NUJ in a statement expresses belief that the appointment will bring a "new lease of life" to the State Government in its efforts to better serve the people of the state.

The statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Paul Jatau and Peter Amine respectively further expresses confidence that the appointments were based on "track records" in the appointees' different careers.

It particularly expresses delight with the appointment of Mr Yakubu Datti, a former Aviation Ministry Director, as Commissioner for Information and Communication.

"The NUJ considers his appointment as a round peg in a round hole," it says.

The union however solicits the cooperation of the commissioners towards advancing development in the state while pledging its partnership for progress.