By DUMAH RANDONG
GOVERNOR Simon Lalong has called on Christians to continue to pray for peace and development of the country.
Lalong who made the call when the Acting Executive Secretary Nigerian Pilgrims Commission, Esther Kwagha and some members of the commission paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Rayfield, Jos Wednesday, urged pilgrims to this year’s pilgrimage to the holy land to pray on the state of the nation as they take their petition to God.
The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden expressed strong believe used the opportunity and pray for God’s divine intervention noting that the state of the nation was worrisome, calls for fervent prayers.
He assured the commission that the state would continue to play a leading role by ensuring that it sponsor more pilgrims to the holy land just as he promised to support it to carry out its mandate.
Acting Executive Secretary, Nigerian Pilgrims Commission, Esther Kwagha explained that they were in the state to appreciate the government for its continued support to the commission.
She stressed the importance of prayers and noted that the commission would ensure the essence of the country.
Similarly, the governor also received on a courtesy visit, the District Governor 9125 Rotary International, Rotarian Victor Onukwagha at Government House, Rayfield, Jos.
Lalong while appreciating their visit, said Rotary International has curved a niche for itself for the humanitarian services to better the lives of the less privileged.
He said the state government has already adopted the four (4) way test strategy of Rotary in its developmental strides to the people of the state and will not relent in giving its support to the organization to carry out its activities in the state.
District Governor, Rotary 9125 International, Victor Onukwagha disclosed that they were on Rotary Clubs visitation in the state and appreciated government for the synergy between government and the organization in promoting the ideals of Rotary International in the state.
He also said that the organization established in 1905, has now attained 104 years of proving humanitarian services to humanity in the area of education, environment, healthcare services and the promotion of peace among others and solicited government support in acquiring title for land to build their peace centre in Jos.