The Plateau State Governor, Hon. Dr. Simon Bako Lalong has called on the people of the state to embrace unity irrespective of religious or denominational differences as the only way to move the state forward.
Governor Lalong stated this when he played host to members of the Executive Council of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN at the Government House, Rayfield.
The governor expressed gratitude to COCIN for its numerous contributions towards the development of the state at different levels and urged the members of the Church Executive Council to work together to ensure that the Church continues to grow from strength to strength.
“Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo is the only COCIN President elected during my tenure, I promise to give him the maximum support where necessary and I urge you EC members to work together because when the leader fails, it also means that you to have failed in your capacity as leaders”, Lalong said.
He stated that his greatest desire is to see that issues surrounding the Karl Kumm University, Vom are amicably resolved with the host community so that academic activities will commence immediately. The governor also maintained that he will judiciously use the remaining time of his tenure to work for the state so that the next government will continue from where he stopped.
Speaking earlier, the President of COCIN, Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo who led the EC members to the courtesy call said the church and government work hand in hand in providing services to humanity that is why there is need for synergy between the two organizations.
He congratulated the governor over the just concluded elections in the state which he described as peaceful and prayed that peace, righteousness and justice will continue to prevail in the state under the leadership of the governor.
Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzo appreciated the governor for the various supports the government has been rendering to the Church and for agreeing to create an access road for worshippers of COCIN Sarkin Mangu Street for ease of access.
“As you have started the construction of the flyover at the British America Junction and attending to the needs of the Plateau people, we as a Church will continue to pray for you to succeed and for Plateau State to grow to greater heights”, Rev. Dr. Mohzo said.
The meeting ended with a special prayer for the governor and the state by the COCIN President. The governor was in company of his Deputy, Professor Sonni Tyoden and other top government functionaries.