Christians urged to Unite, pray for Leaders in Plateau State & Nigeria at large

Christians across all denominations on the Plateau converged on the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos on Wednesday 1st June 2022 for a solemn assembly to pray and offer supplications to God for the peace, progress and stability of the State and Nigeria at large.

Different Church leaders across different denominations mounted the podium to share the Word of God and lead the congregation in prayers for Plateau State and Nigeria at large. The prayer sessions covered ‘Praise Thanksgiving and Repentance’, ‘Unity of the Church in its diversity and the economic situation of the Church and the Nation at large’, ‘Evangelism/Missions’, ‘Peace and Security’ etc.

The event which was organised by Christian Denominational leaders in conjuction with the Plateau State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN also featured song ministration by different music groups from different denominations who took the congregation through worship and praise sessions.

The event was well attended by leaders of various churches within Plateau State, Economic leaders as well as political leaders. Governor Simon Bako Lalong was in attendance along with his Deputy Prof Sonni Gwanle Tyoden, Secretary to the Government of Plateau State Prof Danladi Atu among others.

While addressing the gathering Governor Lalong said the solemn assembly is coming at the right time when the peace and progress of Nigeria and Plateau State is more than ever before being challenged.

Gov Lalong said in order to build a better Plateau and a greater Nigeria, citizens must shun all acts that are capable of threatening humanity which is God’s creation. He regretted that many times, people allow ethnicity, religion, denominational differences, politics, pride, money, greed and selfishness to take control of their lives to the point that they treat people as if they were not created by the Almighty God.

He called on all Christians and indeed the entire citizens of Plateau State irrespective of religious or other differences to do their part in sustaining the achievements that have recorded in creating an atmosphere for peace, dialogue, forgiveness, and reconciliation during the last seven years of his administration.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong exchanging Pleasantries with the Gubernatorial Flagbearer of the PDP in Plateau State Barrister Caleb Mutfwang

On the 2023 General Elections, he said “As we move deeper into the political spectrum, I wish to advise our citizens to use the moment to work together for a better Plateau. This is the time to pray to God and actively participate for the emergence of the right set of leaders that will take over the affairs of our State and country in 2023. Let us do away with politics of hatred, bitterness, violence, character assassination and fake news. We should not allow desperate politicians to use religion, ethnicity and other antics to divide us. We must never forget to Think and Act Plateau”.

In a sermon, ECWA President and Chairman of the Forum of Christian Denominational Heads Plateau State Rev. Stephen Panya Baba said Plateau is a land blessed by God in all ramifications with great people and abundant resources that are second to none in Nigeria.

He said Plateau has remained the hope of salvation for the North and other parts of Nigeria having pioneered and continously promoted the work of evangelism and spread of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the unsaved.

Although he noted that the State and its people have been under attack by forces of evil who have killed and destroyed properties of innocent citizens, the wonderful heritage bestowed on Plateau by God will never be taken away if the people return to God and continue to obey the Lord, love one another, and seek to do His will at all times.

COCIN President Rev. Dr. Amos Mohzho said the Church on the Plateau is united to address the spiritual, social, political and economic fortunes of not only its members, but of the entire citizens.

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