From ISRAEL LAR, Shendam

Governor Simon Bako Lalong has said that the surname he used during his school days which became a subject of litigation after the  2019 election was because his late uncle Miskoom Stephen Naanbiet Sule adopted him at a very young age.

The governor said this  Saturday when he attended the Memorial Mass in honour of the Governor’s uncle, Miskoom Stephen Naanbiet Sule with some of his Children and brothers held at Sacred Heart cathedral,Shendam.

Lalong further said,with the loss of his parents,his uncle became his father describing him as not only a godly man but a man of the people who took him as his son.

He then urged the people to accept people not minding religion,creed or ethnicity,stressing that you would never know where your help or assistance may come.

The governor while thanking the people for their support before and after the election,said,the intervention his government is embarking in the education sector was only put in better and modern structure but to give structure that would stand the test of time adding that,after that,the administration will embark on employment of teachers to man the schools.

In his Mass,the cathedral Administrator of Sacred Heart Rev Father Humsuk Ahmadu said in running the raise,we need prayers as our prayers alone is not enough ad we that of the church and the prayers of one another.

He used the occasion to charge parents on the need to spend more on education,as education is now more expensive than in past stressing that education is the only legacy you would leave to your children,adding that, the first legacy to give your children is the gift of faith as children need to grow knowing Christ if not they will lose without the knowledge of the Holy Bible.

He also called on politicians not to play politics with people’s lives.

Speaking at the occasion,the Long Gamai of Shendam, Miskoom Martins Shaldas 111 while thanking the people for honouring Stephen N. Sule, described him as wonderful and kind hearted man who reached out and uplifted children in Shendam.

Highlight of the occasion were prayers at the grave site of the deceased.

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