June 14, 2021

Hold government accountable, says Lalong to citizens

Gov. Simon Lalong at a special independence Thanksgiving service

Jos, Nigeria: Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says making Nigeria great is the task of all citizens regardless of tribe, religion or political affiliation.

“It is our country and we have no other”, said the Governor, Sunday. 


Citizens should hold accountable those in power but never fail to support them, Lalong said at a church service to mark the 60th independence anniversary held at the St. Monica Catholic Church, Rantya, Jos Plateau State.


“Failure to support them because of differences of religion, ethnicity, politics and other affiliations will keep all of us running in circles and down,” he said.

In a homily, Msgnr. Prof. Cletus Gotan citing Ezekiel 18:25-28 and Philipians 2:1-11 among others said Nigeria is blessed in all aspects but has been held down by “greed, political maladministration, corruption, poverty and insecurity.”


Nigeria he said is in need of a Nehemiah who will lead the country to justice, equity, fairness, righteousness and tolerance.


Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria Plateau State Rev. Fr. Polycap Lubo said the Church will continue to pray for the peace and progress of Nigeria.

 
Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir. Joseph Ari was also at the service to offer Thanksgiving over his reappointment for a second term by President Muhammadu Buhari. 


Most Revd. Hillary Dachelem, Bishop of Bauchi, top Government officials and heads of security agencies in the State were at the church service, reports Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.