Worried about the type of politics being exhibited by politicians in the country, the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba has appealed to the Church to be bold in speaking the truth at all times in order to address the challenges facing the nation.
The Paramount Berom ruler and Chairman of the Plateau State Traditional Council stated this when the President of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo and the Executive members of the Church paid him a courtesy visit in his Palace in Jishe, Jos North LGA of Plateau State.
He urged the Church leadership to speak to her members by ensuring that they are told the truth about the challenges facing the nation and ensure that both the clergy and laity work together for the common purpose of building the nation.
“There is a difference between those of us who call ourselves Christians and the type of politics we see out there which unfortunately embraces our Christian brethren also. Despite that, we try to talk to ourselves in love but we must ensure that we tell the truth”, the Paramount ruler said.
He maintained that what is being witnessed in the political scene is enough reason for the people to lose hope but reminded Christians to look up only to Jesus Christ as the way out of all the challenges.
The Gbong Gwom Jos appreciated the COCIN family for extending the fellowship of love to him through the visit stressing that “Christians should know the will of the Father, submit to it and pray for the peace of our nation otherwise, we will all be labouring in vain”.
Speaking earlier with a Bible text from 2Corinthians 4:7-18, the COCIN President, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo said the purpose of the visit is to identify with the paramount ruler and to let him know that the Church and traditional leaders are working together for the service of God and humanity.
He said it is saddening that Christians in Nigeria are faced with myriad of challenges from different angles simply because of their beliefs and noted that COCIN as a family is praying for the peace and prosperity of Plateau state because God has placed the state in a strategic position to shine His light.
Rev. Dr. Mohzo expressed concern over the security of lives and property of the people of the state and called for local security apparatuses to be encouraged and revamped to defend the people within the provisions of the laws for self defence.
The COCIN President prayed for God to grant the paramount leader the needed wisdom to lead the people and face headlong the challenges of the state so that Plateau will grow to even greater heights. The visit ended with a special prayer for the state by the COCIN President.